Geothermal


Geothermal

Advanced Mechanical and Geothermal has chosen to provide WaterFurnace products. WaterFurnace has an outstanding reputation for a high quality affordable product.  Advanced Mechanical is the leading Quad Cities Geothermal residential and commercial solution provider.

WaterFurnace geothermal systems are among the most efficient, energy saving, environmentally conscious heat pumps you can purchase.  They are a natural heat pump that will give you years of reliable, safe home comfort at a low cost.

The 7 Series

The WaterFurnace 7 Series is quite possible the most advanced heating and cooling system on the planet.  It provides the homeowners the ultimate in comfort and performance and represents our finest products.  This line ifs those who accept only the best and is built using the latest technologies and highest standards.

The 700A11 signifies groundbreaking innovations on multiple fronts— most notably as the geothermal industry first launched variable capacity residential unit and the only unit to surpass both the 41 EER and 5.3 COP efficiency barriers.  These ratings are vastly greater than ordinary conditioning systems and 30% higher than current two-stage geothermal heat pumps.  The 700A11 is ENERGY STAR rated and was engineered in the HVAC industry’s only in-house EPA/ENERGY STAR Recognized Laboratory.

Lower Operating Costs

A WaterFurnace geothermal system operates more efficiently than ordinary heating and air conditioning systems because it can deliver an astounding five units of energy for every one unit of electrical energy used.  By combining stored earth energy with safe electric power, many WaterFurnace owners realize savings up to 70% for heating, cooling, and hot water.

Enhanced Comfort

Advanced Mechanical’s Quad Cities geothermal systems provide precise distribution of comfortable air all year long, eliminating hot spots and cold spots.  During heating, you’ll experience warm air without the hot blasts associated with ordinary gas furnaces, or the cooler air of an air source heat pump.  Additionally, when cooling our geothermal systems deliver cool, dehumidified air.

Quiet

Unlike ordinary air conditioners or heat pumps, there is no noisy outdoor unit to disturb your outdoor environment or your neighbors.  WaterFurnace Geothermal Systems are designed and constructed for “whisper quiet” operation, similar to your refrigerator.

Reliable

Unlike air conditioners and heat pumps, geothermal systems are installed indoors (like your refrigerator), so they are not subject to wear and tear caused by rain, snow, ice, debris, extreme temperatures or vandalism.  Geothermal Systems have proven to be very reliable and require less maintenance.

Environmentally Friendly

According to the Department of Energy and the EPA, geothermal systems are the most environmentally friendly way to heat and cool your home.  Advanced Mechanical’s systems emit no carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide or other greenhouse gasses, which are considered to be major contributors to environmental air pollution.  They are truly a natural, green heat pump.

Professional Staff

High quality staff who are knowledgeable, fast and efficient

Affordable Price

We do more – our Extended Maintenance Plan gives you the peace of mind that you won’t be faced with unexpected repair or part replacement costs

Call us 24/7

If you are in emergency situation, please do not worry. We provide 24/7 service. Whenever you call, we service you.

How It Works!

Geothermal Heating and Cooling

In our climate of blazing summers that cool to frigid winters.  What many people don’t realize is that the temperature below ground (regardless of climate or season) stays fairly consistent all year.

The ground is able to maintain a higher rate of temperature consistency because it absorbs 47% of the suns energy (heat) as it hits the Earth’s surface.  WaterFurnace geothermal systems are able to tap into this free energy with an earth loop.  This technology is then used to provide your home or office with central heating and cooling.

Geothermal Heating

During the heating cycle, a WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump uses the earth loop to extract heat from the ground.  As the system pulls heat from the loop it distributes it through a conventional duct system as warm air.  The same heat energy can also be used for a radiant floor system or domestic hot water heating.

Geothermal Cooling

In the cooling mode, the heating process is reversed – creating cool, conditioned air throughout the home.  Instead of extracting heat from the ground, heat is extracted from the air in your home and either moved back into the earth loop, or used to preheat the water in your hot water tank.

Geothermal vs. Geoexchange: What’s in a name?

Geothermal energy has been used to heat and air condition buildings for several decades, and during that time these geothermal systems have been called many different things.  Some of the more popular variations include geo-thermal, geo-exchange, ground-water, ground-water assisted, ground-water-source, water-to-water, and even our company name, water furnace heating and cooling.

Call us today at (563) 324-9320 to learn more about Advanced Mechanical’s Quad Cities Geothermal solutions!

New Home Construction

WaterFurnace Geothermal heat pumps are the best heating and cooling option for homeowners looking to build a new home.  The upfront costs for a new construction geothermal system are usually less, and the initial outlay can be included in the monthly mortgage payment.  The increases in mortgage costs are typically offset by the decreased operating costs of our geothermal systems — providing a net positive cashflow.  WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling products are one of the most efficient, energy-saving, environmentally-friendly choices you can make for your new home.

Also, a great tip for homeowners looking to install geothermal in a new home is to make the house envelope as tight as possible.  The more insulation and better windows and doors a homeowner includes in his or her home, the less capacity they will need for heating and cooling.  Smaller capacity requires smaller equipment, and results in a reduced investment by the homeowner.

Horizontal Loop

Used where adequate land is available, horizontal loops involve one or more trenches that are dug using a backhoe or chain trencher. High density polyethylene pipes are inserted, and the trenches are backfilled. A typical home requires 1/4 to 3/4 of an acre for the trenches.

Vertical Loop

Vertical loops are used when space is limited. Holes are bored using a drilling rig, and a pair of pipes with special u-bend fittings is inserted into the holes. A typical home requires three to five bores with about a 15-foot separation between the holes.

Pond Loop

If an adequately sized body of water is close to your home, a pond loop can be installed. A series of coiled, closed loops are sound into the bottom of the body of water. A 1/2 acre, 8-foot deep pond is usually sufficient for the average home.

Open Loop

An open loop is used where there is an abundant supply of quality well water. The well must have enough capacity to provide adequate flow for both domestic use and the WaterFurnace unit. 7 Series units require 3-10 GPM, depending on size.

Tax Credits

An exciting new tax credit is now available for home and commercial building owners who install geothermal heating and cooling systems through the Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 (H.R. 1424). H.R. 1424 offers a onetime tax credit of 30% of the total investment for homeowners who install residential ground loop or ground water geothermal heat pumps.  A credit of 10% of the total investment is also available (no maximum) for a commercial system installation.

To qualify, the systems must meet or exceed EnergyStar requirements and be installed after December 31, 2007.  While units installed in 2008 are subject to a $2,000 cap on the credit, units installed from 2009 through 2016 can take advantage of the full credit.  Owners can file for the credit by completing the Renewable Energy Credits subsection on their tax return forms for 2008.  For taxpayers that are subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax, they can claim the credit on their taxes for the following year.  No proof of purchase will be required; however, in case of an audit, owners are encouraged to keep a detailed invoice of their purchase on file.  The contractor who sold and installed the product should list the purchase as a “Geothermal Heat Pump” on the invoice and that it “Exceeds requirements of Energy Star program currently in effect”.

The tax credit is available through December 31, 2016.  Consult your local tax professional for advice on taking advantage of the tax credit, as this announcement is not intended as a recommendation or endorsement of any financial strategy.

Cost Savings

Please follow the link on the right, to the WaterFurnace cost savings calculator to learn how you can start saving money on energy today!

Call us today 563-324-9320 to learn more about the leading WaterFurnace Geothermal Comfort System 7 Series package, to learn more about our Symphony Web-Enabled Home Comfort Platform and to learn more about our separate maintenance program available.