When we started out as the only geothermal heat pump manufacturer in Canada over 30 years ago, the majority of projects we built geothermal heat pumps for were retrofits. Back then, the technology wasn’t very well known, and few home builders were willing to take a chance.
Fast forward thirty years later, and geothermal is widely recognized as a great choice for new homes. In fact, today roughly half of our residential geothermal heat pumps are installed in brand new homes, and it’s easy to see why:
- The upfront cost is absorbed by the construction loan.
- The ground loop is installed before the landscaping.
- The builder can use radiant in-floor heat for exceptional comfort.
- Some provinces and states have rebates on heat pumps for new construction homes.
Let’s take a look at the heat pump we most often sell for new construction homes: The Triple Function Series.
Installing a Triple Function Heat Pump in Your New Home
The most common heat pump used in new home construction is our Water-to-Air & Water heat pump. We call it the TF Series, and it truly is the Cadillac of our residential heat pumps. This heat pump offers geothermal heating and cooling through forced air ductwork. It also heats water for radiant in-floor heating. As a final bonus, it preheats your domestic hot water for even more savings.
No matter what your new home requires, the TF Series can provide it for you. For example, if your new home will have radiant in-floor heating, but you also want to have air conditioning in the summer, the TF Series has that capability. It will heat water for the radiant in-floor all winter long and then switch to air cooling when the weather warms up. It can also heat air, so if there’s a portion of your home that doesn’t have radiant in-floor (like a second floor), the TF Series has you covered.
Interested in a more in-depth walkthrough of the many features we’ve packed into this machine? Our engineer, Dan Rheault can take you on a brief tour:
Nordic Water-to-Air & Water Triple Function Series
The TF Series is available in sizes up to 6.5 nominal tons, which means it can provide all of the heating and cooling capacity you need. Just make sure that your installer chooses the heat pump sizing correctly.
If you’re considering building a new home and you want to decrease your annual heating and cooling costs, you can’t do better than a geothermal heat pump. Find a dealer using our installer locator to get your free estimate today.
See how these homeowners chose to use geothermal for their new home, and how they’ve managed to lower their heating and cooling bills to just $350/year! Download the eBook: Focusing on Green Living.