WaterFurnace Renewable Energy Inc. is a leading manufacturer of residential, commercial, industrial and institutional geothermal and water source heat pumps. WaterFurnace was founded in 1983 by Canadian entrepreneur Jim Shields. In 1990, WaterFurnace launched the first-variable speed, two-stage compressor unit – the most efficient, geothermal heat pump on the market at the time. In 2006, WaterFurnace debuted its Envision heat pump, a second-generation unit using non-ozone-depleting refrigerant. The product was named one of the “Top 10 Green Building Products” by Sustainable Industries Journal.
The Environmental Protection Agency has declared geothermal the most environmentally-friendly, cost-effective and energy-efficient heating and cooling technology available. WaterFurnace provides three types of comfort systems. All-in-one systems provide heat in the winter and cooling during the summer. Split systems can be used to provide comfort for the entire home or individual zones. Hydronic systems heat and cool water in applications like radiant floor heating, domestic hot water and snow/ice melt.
Here are some of the popular WaterFurnace products:
WaterFurnace 5 Series products feature advanced technology and innovative components to achieve the highest levels of performance and peace of mind.
- Meets or exceeds Energy Star® guidelines
- 30 EER / 5 COP (ARI 13256-1 GLHP)
- Comfort Alert™ enabled
- Ultra quiet operation
WaterFurnace 5 Series products set the industry standard for efficiency, reliability and quiet operation. Available in seven single speed sizes and five dual capacity sizes, 5 Series units provide exceptional performance. All 5 Series units utilize the ozone-safe R-410A refrigerant to meet the most stringent EPA requirements now and for many years to come. Coated air coils add durability and longer life. A sophisticated microprocessor control sequences all components during operation for optimum performance, and provides easy-to-use troubleshooting features with fault lights and on-board diagnostics. Unit configurations include horizontal, vertical top discharge and vertical bottom discharge. Heavy-gauge metal cabinets are coated with durable poly paint for long lasting protection. 5 Series products represent WaterFurnace’s highest efficiency units combined with features that provide the ultimate in performance and reliability. The newest line-up of 5 Series products provides the option of including the new Aurora Expansion Board (AXB). The AXB’s advanced controls provide support for features such as compressor current monitoring, loop pump slaving, extended hot water generator control, and variable speed pump capability. For more details on the AXB, click here.
Capable of 150°F water output, the 5 Series 502W12 makes upgrading to a WaterFurnace geothermal system easy, particularly where the replacement system must work with existing cast iron or baseboard radiators. In a building with a radiant floor heating system, the unit’s higher water temperature means the 502W12 can be installed between joists under the floor, removing the need to alter existing flooring.
The 502W12 uses two high-efficiency Copeland Scroll™ compressors for reliable, low-cost operation. Compressor blankets, double-isolation mounting plates and a discharge muffler ensure a quiet system. In addition, two brazed plate heat exchangers provide increased efficiency, performance and reliability. Smaller than traditional coaxial exchangers, they allow the 502W12 to provide high-capacity performance in a compact unit.
The 5 Series 502W12 includes these other design components:
- Sophisticated FX10 controls, which provide lead/lag compressor management, adjustable delayed start, advanced freeze sensing system, advanced fault detection and management, and alarm history recording
- IntelliStart® optional soft starter, which reduces start-up amperage by 60 percent of normal draw to reduce noise, eliminate light flicker and increase compressor life
- Field switchable control box so the unit can be oriented two different ways
The WaterFurnace 7 Series™ is quite possibly the most advanced heating and cooling system on the planet. It provides homeowners the ultimate in comfort and performance and represents the finest products from WaterFurnace. This line is for 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’s 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. The Aurora communicating controls work in unison with the InfiniSpeed variable capacity compressor, variable speed loop pump and variable speed blower motor to offer a level of comfort you have to experience to believe. Best of all, 7 Series units use the stored energy in your yard to provide substantial savings on heating, cooling and hot water.
Integrating the comfort of a radiant floor heating system with the advantages of geothermal technology distinguishes the Synergy3D from ordinary furnaces or boilers.
- Multi-stage heating and cooling
- 23.7 EER / 4.5 COP (ARI 13256-1 GLHP)
- Hot water generation
- Integrated Radiant Heat
With the Synergy3D Series, you’ll enjoy incredible energy savings on your heating and cooling costs while providing hot water for radiant floor heat. The Synergy3D is the geothermal equivalent of a boiler, furnace and air conditioner—all in a single unit. Units are available in four vertical sizes. Heavy-gauge metal cabinets are coated with a durable metallic finish for long lasting beauty and protection. Copeland dual capacity scroll compressors provide outstanding performance and reliability, while coated air coils add durability and longer life. Synergy3D units utilize ozone-safe R-410A refrigerant. Variable speed ECM blower motors are used for quiet operation. A sophisticated microprocessor control sequences all components during operation for optimum performance, and provides easy-to-use troubleshooting features with fault lights and on-board diagnostics. To help achieve ultimate comfort, heating priority may be given to forced air zones or radiant floor heat.
The Synergy3D was designed to combine the comfort of radiant heat and the efficiencies of forced air. Whether you choose to use radiant heat in small zones like bathrooms and the kitchen, or in larger zones like the basement floor, the Synergy3D delivers. Use in combination with our WaterFurnace GeoTank. The GeoTank is simply the best way to capture preheated water from your unit. Engineered specifically for your WaterFurnace geothermal system, the GeoTank includes unique features that make installation and operation easy.
The Legend Series can lower annual heating and cooling costs by as much as 60%. Ordinary systems operate at a fraction of the efficiency.
- Meets or exceeds Energy Star® guidelines
- 18.5 / 3.8 COP (ARI 13256-1 GLHP)
- Ultra Quiet operation
WaterFurnace Legend Series units benefit from the technology we’ve refined through four generations of products, and offers it at a great price. The Legend Series represents some of the highest efficiency units available and is a great choice for years of reliable energy savings and comfort. Legend owners will enjoy dramatically lower bills, increased comfort and more importantly, a smaller impact on the environment. Because Legend is about what you leave behind.
Features and Benefits:
- ENERGY STAR RATED/AHRI CERTIFIED/ETL LISTED
- HOT WATER ASSIST: With an optional hot-water generator, the Legend preheats water in your water heater to save money.
- BLOWER MOTOR: A 5 speed X13 ECM blower motor allows the unit to provide precisely controlled comfort, quiet operation and energy savings. (PSC motor available).
- COATED AIR COIL: Our exclusive FormiShield™ coating on the air coil resists corrosion and increases equipment life. Its large size improves efficiency and dehumidification.
- INSULATED COAXIAL HEAT EXCHANGER: Our exclusive ThermaShield™ foam insulation takes the place of traditional taping and increases both efficiency and consistency of our heat exchangers.
- R-410A: Environmentally friendly, non-ozone-depleting refrigerant that enhances efficiency and savings.
The Envision NSW Series can reduce water heating costs by as much as 60% per year.
- 17.5 EER / 3.1 COP (ARI 13256-2 GLHP)
- High volume hot water or chilled water
The wide range of operating temperatures, compact size, reversible control box and piping enable the NSW hydronic heat pump to be used in a variety of applications. These include pool/spa heating, radiant floor, snow melt, aquaculture, and process water installations. NSW units can be used for heating only, cooling only (field converted for chilled water applications), or heating/cooling. A sophisticated microprocessor controls the pumps and compressor by sampling the entering water temperature. The controller enables the user to view all modes of operation and easily adjust temperatures. All fault conditions are monitored by the controller to ensure safe, reliable operation. The NSW cabinet is fabricated from heavy-gauge steel and finished with a corrosion-resistant polyester coating to provide years of durability and beauty. Scroll compressors, R-410A refrigerant, and oversized heat exchangers combine to provide the user with exceptional energy savings.
NDW units provide high capacity heating and cooling performance, but still deliver the features homeowners have come to expect.
- 22.5 EER / 3.5 COP (ARI 13256-2 GLHP)
- High volume hot water or chilled water
The Envision Series NDW is designed to meet the high-volume water demands of today’s larger luxury homes. NDW units provide high capacity heating and cooling performance, but still deliver the features homeowners have come to expect from our Envision line.
- Radiant Floor Heating — Experience luxurious comfort throughout the room from head to toe. Floors are kept toasty warm, even on the coldest days.
- Domestic Hot Water — Homes with large demands for domestic or potable water heating will benefit from the exceptional efficiency of NDW units*. When used in conjunction with another WaterFurnace geothermal unit to condition the air inside the home, the complete system provides the ultimate in savings, comfort, and safe, reliable, quiet performance.
- Pool Heating — NDW units can also be utilized to heat water for pools and spas for much less than an ordinary pool heater.**
- Snow & Ice Melt — Keep your sidewalks or driveway free of ice and snow during the cold winter months. Eliminate the hazards of walking on ice-covered sidewalks, and reduce the need to shovel snow.
*Not suitable for direct use with potable water.
**Not suitable for direct use with chlorinated water.
The Versatec Ultra Series represents a significant improvement in the commercial water source heat pump
- 18.5 EER / 3.8 COP (ARI 13256-1 GLHP)
The Versatec Ultra series represents a significant improvement in the commercial water source heat pump (wshp). The product features high efficiency with industry leading standard options in a compact cabinet suitable for both retrofit and new construction applications. It is also designed to provide optimum performance and flexibility in both water loop and geothermal applications.
The Versatec Ultra series is Energy Star rated and exceeds ASHRAE 90.1 efficiencies, while utilizing environmentally friendly R410A refrigerant. This product was designed to adhere to the footprint of lower efficiency legacy equipment while operating at the high efficiencies of today’s technology. The Versatec Ultra is available in a wide selection of capacities (009-070 kBtuh output), cabinet sizes, and an array of factory installed options to offer unmatched application flexibility.
This unit is only available with a commercial warranty.
With more than 20 years in the design and manufacture of the highest quality geothermal systems on the market, WaterFurnace quality is now available to heat pools without an earth loop.
Every Envision Series pool heater must pass strict computer controlled run test and quality standards during manufacturing. Pool heat pumps are designed to last nearly twice as long as traditional gas pool heaters. Premium components and state of the art design are a hallmark of WaterFurnace International. With more than 20 years in the design and manufacture of the highest quality geothermal systems on the market, legendary WaterFurnace quality is now available to heat your pool without an earth loop. Every unit is backed by a 1 year limited warranty.
No combustion byproducts are produced by the advanced refrigerant circuit design, utilizing clean and efficient electricity. Higher efficiency also means less electricity is required to condition your pool.