Bosch (or more specifically, Bosch Thermotechnology North America) announced today a series of enhancements to its product portfolio and HVAC professional support network for its geothermal heating and cooling systems in the United States. The company provides energy efficient heating and air conditioning comfort systems and high quality solar thermal systems and water heaters for both residential and commercial buildings. Geothermal heat pump systems are growing in popularity because, unlike solar systems and other technology, they are relatively simple to install and take advantage of.
Bosch had recently re-branded its FHP residential line of geothermal heat pumps to the Bosch brand name. These high-efficiency geothermal heat pumps are now available in 3 distinct product families, the Geo 1000, Geo 3000 and Geo 6000. FHP had been acquired by Bosch 4 years ago and has been manufacturing geothermal heat pumps for over 40 years. The company will retain its production facilities in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and the entire line of Bosch geothermal heat pumps will continue to be manufactured in the US.
So What’s the Scoop in Bosch’s New Geothermal Heat Pumps?
Reliability seems to be the company’s edge. While the systems are expected to have a life of 50 years or more, Bosch at least bolsters its system with a solid 10-year parts and labor warranty. The new Bosch line is also, as you’d expect, Energy Star-certified to offer best-in-class efficiency. Each unit undergoes extensive testing within a certified ISO 9001:2008 facility ensuring consistent quality and reliable performance.
The Bosch line is offered in three product families: Geo 1000, Geo 3000 and Geo 6000 – delivering solutions to both consumers and HVAC professionals that encompass a wide range of both water-to-water and water-to-air comfort products for nearly any size residential heating and cooling need.
Advantages of a Geothermal Heating & Cooling System
- Environmentally Friendly
Bosch’s green technology is an environmentally friendly way to cool and heat your home. The system has no carbon dioxide emissions or any other negative effects on the environment. Bosch geothermal installations therefore have the effect of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The company touts that saving energy in this way can also help reduce the US dependence on foreign oil.
- Lower Operating Cost
Bosch’s technology can save up to 70% on your energy bills for heating, cooling and hot water because of the more efficient operation compared to conventional systems. Simple payback could be as short as 5 to 7 years and you can experience costs savings from the beginning. For a new installation with the cost of the system included within a mortgage payment could generate a positive cash flow from day one.
- Flexibility and Comfort
Depending on the season, the Bosch systems allow you to heat or cool your home. Consumers can experience a greater level of comfort without the hot spots from a conventional system. Bosch units can be equipped with the ability to recover “waste” heat from the compressor to heat water in a tank virtually for free, saving you extra dollars in your hot water bill.
Ground loop systems have a life expectancy in excess of over 50 years. These Bosch units are manufactured with rigorous standards ensuring a high efficient operation over the life of the unit. Their 10-year residential warranty offer is also among the best consumers will find on the market.
- Quiet Operation
Bosch units come equipped with a unique floating base pan and an optional compressor blanket that turn their units into the quietest ones available.
Support and Service for Pros
Bosch has ensured that both dealers and HVAC professionals will now have access to a comprehensive training and sales program to promote the sale and installation of Bosch geothermal heat pumps. After signing up at www.boschwaytogrow.com, professional installers and dealers will receive a personalized entry page with a product registration area as well as access to a Bosch loyalty program and available special promotions. You can also register for factory and online training classes and continuing education sessions are also easily accessible. For dealers, product literature and sales collateral – customizable to include dealer logo, product and home photos and text – are also available for download and use in the sales and marketing process with homeowners.
For more information on Bosch Thermotechnology and the Bosch series of high efficiency geothermal heat pumps, visit www.bosch-climate.us. To learn more about the Bosch dealer loyalty program, visit www.boschwaytogrow.com.