Iowa WF Series 7 - 2nd winter usage

Discussion in 'Geothermal Heat Pump Testimonials' started by Neokane, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. Neokane

    Neokane Member

    In 2016, I have a 5 ton WaterFurnace Series 7 unit installed in my 2300 sq ft house in Eastern Iowa.
    It is a closed loop system with 5 wells drilled horizontally, each 205' in length.

    I am fortunate enough that my utility provider offers a discount on "electric" heat from October Through March at $0.065/kWh.

    From Oct through Feb I have used a totally of 2960 kWh.
    That is $192.40 before tax or facility charge.

    I am very please with the performance of my unit and very happy that I ditched LP.
     
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  2. docjenser

    docjenser Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    great! geo done well is heaven....
     
  3. Craig K

    Craig K New Member

    And done poorly is a deal with the devil.
     
  4. Deuce

    Deuce Member

    How so?
     
  5. docjenser

    docjenser Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    Geo can be heaven, and geo can be hell.
    Usually depending on the installer/designer.
     
  6. Craig K

    Craig K New Member

    The upfront cost of these systems is significantly higher than other alternatives. The argument for making the additional outlay is that buyers will have lower energy bills and that over time a buyer would be ahead of the game. However, the sellers of these systems never point out that the cost to fix a geothermal heat pump is greater than a conventional system. The reality is that a geothermal heat pump system has more moving parts to break and ultimately pay to get repaired or replaced.
     
  7. docjenser

    docjenser Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    Usually the systems come with a 10 year warranty for parts, and a 5/10 year warranty for labor allowance.

    The reality is that geo systems last significantly longer than furnaces and usually require very little preventive maintenance.

    I get it that your loop is leaking, and that your installer is not able/willing to address it, but that is not the fault of the geo system.
     

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