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Geothermal savings calculator

ClimateMaster’s online calculator demonstrates to homeowners the potential cost savings of a geothermal system.

ClimateMaster’s online calculator demonstrates to homeowners the potential cost savings of a geothermal system.


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NSF certifies first geothermal piping product to ANSI standard

NSF International recently certified Centennial Plastics’s CenFuse geothermal pipe to the American National Standard for Ground-Source Geothermal Piping Systems.

NSF International recently certified Centennial Plastics’s CenFuse geothermal pipe to the American National Standard for Ground-Source Geothermal Piping Systems – NSF/ANSI Standard 358-1: Polyethylene Pipe and Fittings for Water-Based Ground-Source “Geothermal” Heat Pump Systems.


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Ground-loop flush cart

Geo-Flo Products’ new ETL-listed flush cart may be used on a 120-volt 15-amp circuit and is listed to UL standard 778.

Geo-Flo Products’ new ETL-listed flush cart may be used on a 120-volt 15-amp circuit and is listed to UL standard 778.


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Solar Thermal Report- Spring 2013: Solar thermal resources

Guide for installers is among the tools available to contractors and engineers.

When we began publishing Solar Installer in 2008, our intent was to educate the readers of Plumbing & Mechanical about systems that use the renewable energy source of the sun to heat water and buildings. We


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Solar Thermal Report- Spring 2013: PP-R to PEX transition

Aquatherm introduces a new polypropylene-random to PEX transition. The transitions, available in 1/2”, 3/4” and 1” sizes, are made from PP-R and brass.
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Solar Thermal Report- Spring 2013: Hybrid drainback appliance

Wagner & Co. unveils its newest line of SECUSOL systems designed as standalone appliances for domestic hot water preparation.


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Solar Thermal Report- Spring 2013: Setpoint control with variable-speed pump

tekmar’s Setpoint Difference Control 157 uses variable-speed pump operations to get more heat from a solar thermal system, even on less-than-ideal days.
tekmar’s Setpoint Difference Control 157 uses variable-speed pump operations to get more heat from a solar thermal system, even on less-than-ideal days.
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Solar Thermal Report- Spring 2013: If I Made the Tanks, Part 1

What would an ideal pressurized thermal storage tank for a solar combisystem look like?
Residential solar combisystems provide domestic water heating and some percentage of space heating. Although less known than domestic hot water-only systems, combisystems can be practical and efficient if properly sized and designed.
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Greenfield Industrial Projects to Grow

Service sector spurs surge in exports.
This year appears on track for a significant mix of industrial construction projects, according to Industrial Info Re-sources, an informational news source that tracks the progress of major construction on a daily basis.
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Geothermal System with Variable Technology

GeoStar introduces the Sycamore Series geothermal comfort system, which combines a variable-capacity com-pressor with a variable-speed blower motor and a variable-speed loop pump to provide energy-efficient comfort while protecting the environment.
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