As part of the Bosch Group, FHP designs and manufactures a number of geothermal heat pump systems. When it comes to heating and cooling solutions their EC Series is at the forefront of innovation and sophistication.
An EC Series unit is versatile enough for ground or rooftop installation, uses natural conditions to improve interior air quality, can operate as quietly as a typical household refrigerator, and is available in a variety of sizes to fit different building requirements.
Versatility aside, the best thing about an FHP EC Series unit is energy efficiency. On open loop installation an EC Series can reach efficiencies as high as 20.6 EER, performance way ahead of traditional air conditioners and air-source heat pumps. This kind of routine performance results in reduced power consumption and lower utility bills.
Through Ingram’s Water and Air, the FHP EC Series comes with standard features like coated air coils, R410A refrigerant, PSC motor, cupronickel coaxial heat exchanger, 4-way reversing valve, blower housing, stainless steel drain pan, filter drier, floating base, service connections, unit protection module 1, condensate overflow switch, freezestats, 4 sided filter rack and sound package.
EC012 Geothermal Heat Pump:
For many years homeowners have been forced to rely on separate systems, usually an air conditioner and gas furnace, to get year round air comfort. During summer, the air conditioner cools and, when the temperature drops in winter, the gas furnace activates for cold weather heating. A geothermal heat pump like the FHP EC012 can doth both jobs, reduce your electricity consumption, and save you money.
Technically, a geothermal heat pump uses the same operating principle as air conditioners and air-source heat pumps. A refrigerant fluid moves heat in or out of the home depending on whether you need heating or cooling. What makes a geothermal heat pump different from an air conditioner is where the heat goes. An air-source heat pump extracts heat from the outside air, but a geothermal heat pump taps heat trapped in the subsurface environment through natural processes. This allows a geothermal heat pump to maintain relatively high operating efficiency regardless of what the weather is like above ground.
For example, on an open loop installation the FHP EC012 achieves a 19.0 EER rating. Most modern air conditioners and air-source heat pumps do not get close to 19.0 EER and upgrading will reduce monthly power consumption. The EC012 also includes standard features like coated air coils, stainless steel drain pan, filter drier, floating base, service connections, R410A refrigerant, PSC motor, cupronickel coaxial heat exchanger, 4-way reversing valve, blower housing, unit protection module 1, condensate overflow switch, freezestats, 4 sided filter rack and sound package. The EC Series is also AHRI certified and Energy Star rated on certain installations.
5 Years limited parts only.