Geothermal heat pumps
WaterFurnace Renewable Energy Inc. launches brand of geothermal heat pumps, related equipment, new distribution strategy.
WaterFurnace Renewable Energy Inc. has launched a brand of geothermal heat pumps and related equipment, along with a new distribution strategy. The GeoStar product line includes the G Series geothermal heat pumps with units available from 2 to 6 tons, and up to 4.8 COP and 28.0 EER, plus console units and indoor and outdoor splits; the Q Series all-in-one geothermal boiler, furnace, and air conditioner; and the Y Series geothermal heat pumps with optional hot water heater. All units are AHRI certified and Energy Star rated, as applicable. Commercial units are also available with the GXW and Z Series. Accessories make the GeoStar brand complete with thermostats, geothermal storage tanks, and air handlers.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.