Bosch Greensource i Series SV Model Geothermal Heat Pump Review

Bosch-Greensource-SV-verticalGeothermal heat pumps are a great way to reduce annual heating and cooling costs without sacrificing interior air comfort in summer or winter. Now, that being said, geosource systems can get expensive, so you want to make sure you’re getting the right system for your home. The best way to make your decision is read up on all the products you might be interested in, so let’s talk about the Bosch Greensource i Series SV Model.

Pros

  • The Greensource i Series SV is a reliable geothermal heat pump unit that currently meets Department of Energy operating efficiency requirements for residential and light commercial retrofit applications.

  • The system is made in the USA, and is available in different operating configurations and sizes. Chances are good you can get a Greensource i Series SV that will work for your home.

  • The unit features reliable energy efficiency, a galvanized steel cabinet, standard PSC fan motor, dual density fiber insulation, and more.

Cons

  • The Greensource i Series SV can operate at up to 17.7 EER GLHP. This is not terrible, but it’s definitely on the low end when it comes to geothermal heat pumps. A lot of customers are going to want better performance than that.

  • The i Series SV is a single-stage system which means it will not operate as efficiently or as long compared to a dual-stage unit. It’s a solid system, sure, but it’s definitely subpar.

Bottom Line

The Bosch Greensource i Series SV Model Geothermal Heat Pump is a very versatile and configurable line of geothermal heat pumps, but it’s very much an ‘entry-level’ system. If you simply can’t afford anything better than the i Series SV, then you can be certain it will still be better than a conventional air conditioner or air-source heat pump. If you can afford better, then get better.

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