The Bosch SV-24 iSeries Greensource Heat Pump is a German product manufactured in the United States for the American residential and commercial market. It’s a moderately priced single-stage water source heat pump specifically designed for replacement or retrofit applications. So, how good is it really?
Like all geothermal heating units, the SV-24 Greensource typically achieves operating efficiencies higher than the required legal standard. Plus, it can be an effective heat source in mild climates.
The SV-24 features a standard PSC motor, high and low pressure switches, dual density fiberglass insulation, a galvanized steel cabinet, and freeze protection on both the water coil and the evaporator coil.
This geothermal heat pump is not expensively priced, and will be available from most HVAC retailers for under $3000 USD.
Bosch promotes the SV-24 iSeries Greensource as a geothermal heat pump “for commercial retrofit and new construction applications.” If you need a replacement system, the SV-24 could be the right choice. However, the average homeowner can spend a little bit more for an arguably much better system. Basically, it’s a niche product, but a good one.