Pushing Boundaries on Performance & Design: the ClimateMaster Trilogy® 40 Q-Mode™ Geothermal Heat PumpAugust 01, 2013
The ClimateMaster Trilogy® 40 Q-Mode™ Geothermal Heat Pump, is the result of a 5 year collaboration between ClimateMaster, Inc. and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The unit reduces energy consumption by combining 3 variable speed technologies: an inverter-driven compressor, indoor air blower, and water pump.
Introduced July 9, 2012, and available for limited order in December 2012, the ClimateMaster Trilogy® 40 Q-Mode™ Geothermal Heat Pump, the outcome of a 5 year collaboration between ClimateMaster, Inc., and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), is an ultrahigh-efficiency geothermal heat pump that pro- vides space heating, cooling, and water heating.
Based on field tests, laboratory evaluation, and modeling by ORNL, the Trilogy 40 Q-Mode can save 55% to 61% of annual energy use and cost for space conditioning and water heating in residential applications versus new minimum efficiency (SEER 13) air-source heat pumps and electric resistance storage water heaters. The Trilogy series also became the first geothermal heat pumps ever certified by the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) to exceed 40 EER at ground-loop (GLHP) conditions.
Read more about the ClimateMaster Trilogy® 40 Q-ModeTM Geothermal Heat Pump in this article from Energy Design Update.
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