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WaterFurnace Introduces 5 Series Geothermal Heat Pump System

March 16, 2012 - Fort Wayne, IN

WaterFurnace International, Inc., a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial geothermal and water source heat pumps, introduces the 5 Series, an upgrade to the popular Envision® product line that delivers whole-home comfort at efficiencies that are among the world's highest.

The 5 Series 500A11 combines forced air heating and air conditioning and generates a portion of a home's hot water, all from a single unit. Available in nine single-speed and six dual-capacity sizes from 1 to 6 tons, the geothermal heat pump system uses environmentally friendly R-410A refrigerant and features a variety of advanced technology and components. Copeland Scroll™ compressors are mounted on double isolation plates for extra quiet operation. Dual capacity units include Scroll UltraTech™ compressors for added efficiency and reliability.

A variable-speed electronically commutated motor (ECM) further enhances system efficiency, running only at the speed required. Other choices include a standard permanent split capacitor (PSC) or high efficiency X13 blower motor for comfort and quiet operation.

The 5 Series 500A11 includes these other design components:

  • Sophisticated Aurora controls that provide two-way communications with components for superior performance and troubleshooting capabilities
  • WaterFurnace's exclusive FormiShield™ Plus coating on the air coil, which resists corrosion and increases equipment life while improving efficiency and dehumidification during cooling
  • Optional hot water assist to preheat water and deliver it to a home's hot water heater
  • IntelliStart® optional soft starter, which reduces start-up amperage to 30 percent of normal draw, reducing noise, eliminating light flicker and increasing compressor life
  • Standard pleated Merv 11 filter, with an optional pleated Merv 13 available
  • Cabinet with a professional grade finish for long-lasting beauty and protection.

In addition, the 5 Series exceeds ENERGY STAR® requirements and qualifies for a 30 percent federal tax credit.

To learn more, visit the WaterFurnace website at

WaterFurnace International, Inc.
WaterFurnace International, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of residential, commercial, industrial and institutional geothermal and water source heat pumps. Products from WaterFurnace include energy-efficient and environmentally friendly geothermal comfort systems, indoor air quality products and pool heaters. WaterFurnace (TSX: WFI) was founded in 1983, and the company is headquartered in Fort Wayne, Ind. For the latest news and updates from WaterFurnace, connect with us on your favorite social media sites -- follow us on Twitter (@WaterFurnace), like us on Facebook or view the WaterFurnace YouTube Channel.

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Editorial Contact:
Jonathan Bishop
Godfrey Public Relations
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