Geothermal and water source heat pump manufacturer WaterFurnace International’s 7 Series variable-capacity unit has achieved the Energy Star Most Efficient 2012 designation. The 7 Series joins the WaterFurnace 5 Series, Synergy3D Series and Envision Series, all of which achieved the honor earlier in 2012.
In its second year, the Energy Star Most Efficient designation identifies and elevates the most efficient products among various Energy Star categories. To qualify, products must demonstrate efficiency performance that is truly exceptional, inspirational or leading edge - consistent with the interests of environmentally motivated consumers and early adopters.
The 7 Series 700A11, released earlier this year, is the first variable-capacity geothermal unit available for homeowners. Its 41 Energy Efficiency Ratio and 5.3 Coefficient of Performance ratings are more than twice that of traditional air conditioners or heat pumps and 33% greater than current geothermal units.
“We’re particularly proud that our flagship 7 Series was recognized with the Most Efficient designation,” said Tim Litton, director of marketing at WaterFurnace. “We believe that receiving this honor for yet another product reflects that the WaterFurnace brand represents best-in-class innovation and energy efficiency.”
To earn the 2012 Most Efficient designation, a manufacturer must be an Energy Star partner in good standing and have its product’s performance certified with an Environmental Protection Agency-recognized certification body. The program continues Energy Star’s work to provide consumers with the best efficiency information so they can make investments that will lower their energy bills and environmental impact. Consumers will be able to identify Most Efficient products on the Energy Star website and in stores by looking for the Most Efficient designation.
To learn more about 7 Series and other WaterFurnace products, visit the WaterFurnace website at www.waterfurnace.com.