Water-to-Water Geothermal Heat Pumps Can Now Earn the ENERGY STAR

Monday, December 14, 2009

On December 1, EPA announced new requirements for residential geothermal heat pumps (GHPs), enabling water-to-water geothermal heat pumps to earn the ENERGY STAR label for the first time. EPA's stringent specifications for this new category of geothermal heat pumps will help protect the environment and reduce energy costs, because GHPs that meet the new standards will be up to 45% more efficient than conventional systems. Homeowners who install geothermal heat pumps with the ENERGY STAR are eligible for a 30 percent federal tax credit.