Residential Greensource - Bosch Geothermal Case Study
Mr. Chris Butts is President of Perfect Temp, Inc., a heating/cooling/geothermal dealer and contractor in Loveland Colorado. He recently installed a Bosch/FHP Greensource CDi Series Model SM060-1VTC-TA geothermal heat pump system in his own 4200 sq ft home. Chris wanted to accomplish several key goals including improving energy savings, better utilization of space, and reliability in an ecologically friendly heating and cooling system.
According to Chris, "Although we had challenges accessing the yard in my home’s subdivision, we successfully drilled four vertical holes 300 feet deep, using 1 inch high density polyethylene plastic pipe for the geothermal heat source.“ The loops were then connected to the heat pump and fluid circulates through the loop piping, transferring thermal energy from the ground to the heat pump and into the home. To enhance comfort, he incorporated a Bosch bypass humidifier to help reduce annoying static electicity shocks, and Bosch’s Photo-Catalytic Oxidizer (PCO) to convert Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), gases and pollutants into harmless water vapor and carbon dioxide.
Benefits and Conclusion
With Greensource, recognized as the most efficient heat pump system by ENERGY STAR in 2013, a typical homeowner can save up to 70% on energy bills, plus realize payback on this investment in as little as 5 to 7 years. With a sound output as low as 52dBA, Greenstar is one of the quietest units on the market - about as quiet as an averagee home refrigerator. "Bosch has highest efficiency, with a superior level of comfort," according to Chris. "My family noted that the house has never been as comfortable and quiet before, so we hardly notice it running. We are looking forward to enjoying energy savings over a long period of time."
Address: Loveland, Colorado
Contractor: Perfect Temp Inc
Wholesaler: GeoSource Distributors, Inc.
Type: Residential - Multi Family
Model: Bosch Geothermal Heatpumps - SM060 (1)