Geothermal Ratings part 5, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Geothermal ratings part 5 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Geocool, Geofurnace, Geostar, Hydron Module, and Hydro Temp brands.

BRAND------------------BASIC----PREMIUM

GEOCOOL---------------------4*---------NA

These heat pumps feature stainless steel cabinets and variable speed fans. Their install kit contains everything that is needed to get the unit up and running and they are backed by a good parts warranty. They have a limited dealer network but the units can be drop shipped through CLARKSVILLE HVAC (hvac-distributing.com). 

GEOFURNACE-----------------1*---------4*

The MAGNUM SERIES heat pumps feature scroll compressors and stainless steel drain pans for durability. They use a desuperheater to assist in domestic hot water production and the units have a variable speed motor. 

GEOSTAR-------------------<1*--------<1*

These units are made by WATER FURNACE INTERNATIONAL and feature scroll compressors and stainless steel heat exchangers for durability. The Aston series units are available in single or dual stage models. They have coated air coils and a corrosion proof drain pan for durability. The Cypress series units are designed for heating/cooling with radiant heating. The SYCAMORE units are variable capacity with their inverter drive compressors, variable speed blower, & variable speed loop pumps. The standard warranty on the units is well below the industry normal and they are only available through their dealer network. 

HYDRON MODULE------------4*---------5*

This brand is from ENERTECH GLOBAL LLC. 

The REVOLUTION series of geothermal heat pumps offers aluminum micro-channel air coils to eliminate corrosion and a composite anti-microbial drain pan to inhibit mold growth. They are very quiet due to their quadruple compressor isolation system and variable speed fan motors. They feature Copeland UltraTech compressors and stainless steel cabinets for durability. The EVOLUTION SERIES offers two stage compressors for better comfort and efficiency. The brand is backed by an industry leading warranty but is only available through their dealer network.

HYDRO TEMP---------------<1*---------NA

This brand features custom built units that have an excellent control board with built in zone damper controls. They offer three stage units that have two compressors in them as well as models with variable speed compressors for the ultimate in comfort. They provide domestic hot water through either a desuperheater or a priority heater to match the hot water needs of your family. The units are only sold through their limited dealer network and the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. 

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