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Will the geothermal heat pump industry transition to R-32?

How will new refrigerant guidelines impact the geothermal heat pump industry?

US based geo manufacturers are much smaller than their traditional HVAC counterparts, so making a major change to production can be a much more expensive and impactful proposition. Check out the article linked below from Joanna R. Turpin at the NEWS.

The HVACR industry has been debating how to handle replacing R-410A in comfort cooling equipment ever since the courts ruled in 2017 that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not have the authority to phase down HFCs. After that ruling, EPA promised to issue phasedown guidance regarding HFCs, but when that did not happen right away, many states started implementing their own HFC phasedown schedules.
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Bosch Announces 2021 Price Increase

Due to changing market conditions, Bosch Thermotechnology will be instituting a price adjustment on January 2021 for our HVAC product offerings ranging from -10% to 7%. Our Greentherm 9000 water heaters and Greenstar “P” boiler series will incur a 3% increase. There will also be miscellaneous price changes to Spare Parts & Accessories.

If you have questions about specific products, contact us through our Product Quote request pages for additional info.

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EnerSketch Pro for faster, more accurate Geothermal Heat Pump proposals

Looking for a way to save time when proposing a geothermal heat pump system?

EnerSketch Pro is your sales solution. With features that allow you to provide your customers with custom onsite proposals, accurate pricing, and integrated order placement, EnerSketch Pro is an easy-to-implement tool that will actually save you time and streamline your day.

Check out the EnerSketch Pro demo to see the newest way to save time designing and proposing a geothermal heat pump system.

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Trade Industries Slow Due to Covid Fears

While emergency calls are still happening; HVAC contractors in some areas are not working seasonal scheduled maintenance and homeowners are putting off non-emergency repairs and replacements.

See the ‘phones are ringing for HVAC techs’.

We might think with everyone home and HVAC systems getting a harder than typical workout, there would be more HVAC calls. Timing is probably part of the reason why it’s not happening. We’re in the beginning or midst of shoulder season, depending on your area of the country and a lot of folks with underlying health issues are deciding to open their windows and doors and not invite their neighborhood HVAC tech into their home.

This change is not only impacting service calls and scheduled maintenance but also planned replacements. This could very well make a substantial impact on the geothermal heat pump market as a good number of replacements that were planned to take advantage of the geothermal heat pump tax credit may be lost altogether.

We won’t know which way this is going to go until we’re all back to our old gloveless, facemaskless selves and shaking hands with our neighbors.

Stay healthy and stay sanitized!