Geothermal technology continues to boost energy efficiency
New technologies continue to boost the efficiency of geothermal heating and cooling, already considered one of the most eco-friendly solutions.
At the 2016 AHR Expo, Naveen Hlbhavi, director of marketing for ClimateMaster Inc., reviewed some of the company's latest developments, as well as the overall benefits of geothermal heating and cooling.
Hlbhavi reviewed the waterside economizer option that provides both energy efficiency and energy savings to building owners, now available in theTranquility Compact (TC) Series water-source heat pump unit.
Adding the waterside economizer provides “free” cooling when conditions permit, increasing both energy and monetary savings. When the conditions are met along with a demand for cooling, the economizer works by running chilled water from the building loop through an internal coil system. As air is then drawn through the coil, the heat pump compressor is shut off and cooling is entirely provided by the economizer, minimizing energy use.
As the paired unit, ClimateMaster’s TC Series has an extended-range refrigerant circuit, capable of ground loop applications, ground water applications and water loop (boiler-tower) applications. Standard features include microprocessor controls, a galvanized steel cabinet, epoxy powder coat-painted front access panels, a galvanized steel with epoxy powder coat-painted drain pan and TXV refrigerant metering devices.
Vertical unit configurations are ordered with top, left, or right return air options and top discharge options. Horizontal unit configurations are ordered with left or right return air options with field convertible discharge air arrangements. The smaller TC footprint allows the unit to be installed in tight spaces, which can make a difference in major construction or a simple unit change-out.
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