Bosch Greensource i Series SV Split Model Geothermal Heat Pump Review

Bosch-Greensource-SV-splitWhat kind of geothermal heat pump would work best for your life? Do you know? If you do, consider yourself well educated indeed. Most homeowners have no idea what geosource system would operate most effectively in their home. If you’re in the latter category, we’ll be happy to give you some information on the Bosch Greensource i Series SV Split Model in this geothermal heat pump review.

Pros

What to like and why.

  • The Greensource i Series SV is a split system geothermal heat pump which makes it ideal installation when space is at a premium. If you want the benefits of geosource operation, but are tight on room for a big unit this might the system you want.

  • The i Series SV features a single-stage scroll compressor optimized for energy efficiency and performance. Plus, like most Bosch geothermal heat pumps, the unit is built for quiet running.

Cons

Okay, let’s get to it.

  • This is a versatile geothermal heat pump, but it falls way short in terms of energy efficiency. You can certainly find a lot better on the market.

  • The unit features a 5-Year Limited Compressor Warranty and a 1-Year Limited Parts Warranty. This is better than nothing, but most Bosch products feature a 10-Year Parts Warranty and a 10-Year Labor Warranty.

  • The compressor is a solid model, but it’s only single-stage which means it a drop in energy efficiency and long term reliability compared to a dual-stage compressor.

Bottom Line

Geothermal heat pumps are, by their very nature, expensive systems to install. If you’re going to lay out the money for a buried ground loop, then make sure you spend the money on the main system as well. The Greensource i Series SV Model is cheap and easy to install, but that’s about all that can be said for it.

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