Water Furnace – WaterFurnace Residential Geothermal Heat Pumps

Water Furnace

Welcome to the WaterFurnace eCommerce Website Please sign in below: User Name: Password: Forgot your password?

We did our research about geothermal HVAC systems. We learned that WaterFurnace makes the best geothermal heat pumps and equipment, although their prices are also high. We followed all of that advice. We hired a top WaterFurnace dealer in our area. The dealer specialized in “high-end geothermal HVAC systems”.

He also had training from WaterFurnace. Our architect used them to maintain his own home’s HVAC system. So we thought we were “golden” and naturally assumed that we would end up with an extremely high quality result. Boy were we ever wrong. Upon completion of the house, we discovered that our geothermal HVAC system didn’t heat or cool the house properly. Our dealer promised he would fix the problems. Since he was a top WaterFurnace dealer and a licensed professional engineer on top of that, we trusted him and assumed everything would be straightened out quickly.

We thought it had to be something minor. Pretty soon we were into June, July and August without a properly functioning air conditioning system. Our dealer was now blaming the problem on the house instead of his HVAC system.

At first he said it was because the next door neighbor had cut down a tree in their yard. He said our attic was “too hot” even though it had twice the code-required ventilation, 30 inches of blown insulation and had passed inspection during construction. As a delay tactic, he insisted we cut holes in our brand new roof to add power ventilators which we did but it didn’t help.

We were surviving only by using portable air conditioners. What we didn’t know was that our dealer was in the process of selling his company to a group of investors who had no prior HVAC experience and were going to hire him to continue to operate the business for them, as their employee.

Meanwhile, the design problems with our geothermal HVAC system were being concealed from us and also from the buyers who paid a lot of money to buy the business. Our dealer had been deliberately delaying and stonewalling until he could get the sale completed and hand the problem over to the new owners. As would be expected, we appealed to WaterFurnace for help. We assumed that WaterFurnace would step in, make a phone call and help us.

We assumed that WaterFurnace couldn’t afford to let one of its top dealers have a failed geothermal HVAC system in a major market, with a top architect and builder, and not do something about it. Well, we were certainly wrong about that too. We were told that WaterFurnace’s policy was not to involve itself in disputes between their dealers and homeowners. The only way WaterFurnace would visit the house would be if the dealer requested it.

WaterFurnace’s only interest was whether their heat pumps performed according to their specs. We couldn’t believe that WaterFurnace would behave that way. Our architect and builder design and build large luxury houses that are all perfect candidates for WaterFurnace geothermal HVAC systems. But after our experience, however, I doubt they would recommend that their clients buy geothermal HVAC systems and I assume the word has spread among their professional peers.

In my own case, when people have asked me for information, they immediately lose all interest after they hear our sad story.

Pretty soon it was time for heating season. We had to use space heaters. We turned to another large WaterFurnace dealer for help. The owner of that WaterFurnace dealership said he would be willing to help us out but first we had to hire an independent HVAC engineer to analyze the problems and propose corrective action. We agreed to do that. The engineer was shocked. He told us the problem was a bad design and bad engineering.

He wrote a thick report detailing numerous design and engineering and installation problems that prevented the system from heating and cooling the house. Obviously we couldn’t live in the house or sell it without a properly functioning HVAC system. That meant we were unable to pay off the money we had borrowed to build the new house. So now we have a mortgage on the new house we hadn’t planned on. The second WaterFurnace dealer’s owner was wonderful. He arranged to have WaterFurnace reps to come to our house twice before work started, to see the original system.

They witnessed all the design and engineering and installation mistakes made by the first dealer. I heard what they said with my own ears. They made written reports. It cost us a whole lot of money, but the second WaterFurnace dealer made our HVAC system operate properly although some compromises were necessary.

The first WaterFurnace dealer refused to pay us “one dime” towards the cost of repairs and design changes. So we hired a lawyer to recover our damages. This was when we discovered that the company had been sold to new owners. Of course, prior to the sale, the problems with our WaterFurnace geothermal HVAC system were concealed from the buyers. When they learned of our complaint, the new owners required the former owner to defend them and pay all expenses.

The former owner refused to arbitrate the dispute, as was required by the contract. Arbitration would have been quick, inexpensive and private. So that left us with no choice but to file a lawsuit, which greatly delayed things and increased our attorney fees and costs.

We naturally thought WaterFurnace would step in to help us recover our damages. We felt confident that having WaterFurnace on our side would force a quick, out-of-court settlement. Well, we were wrong once again. WaterFurnace was not willing to help us, even though we were in the right and having seen the system they knew it. When we took WaterFurnace’s depositions, we were told their reports had not been put into writing. Their representatives were unable to remember key details.

Without WaterFurnace’s help, we ended up having a two week jury trial. We won a rather large judgment against the company now owned by new owners for breach of contract, breach of warranty and concealment.

We also won a judgment against the former owner for professional negligence, misrepresentation and concealment. Both the company and the former owner are now in Bankruptcy Court, in separate cases. Even now, WaterFurnace still could probably come into the Bankruptcy Court to help us. None of this would have happened had we chosen to buy a conventional HVAC system. Horror stories similar to ours can be found all over the Internet. The geothermal HVAC industry may be government subsidized, but sadly it isn’t regulated.

So the tax credit really doesn’t go to the homeowner. The truth is that government at all levels fails to protect homeowners. The law and the courts also fail to protect homeowners. Yes, geothermal HVAC systems theoretically are supposed to save homeowners money in operating costs. Some question if that’s even true. But that’s only true if they are designed properly and actually work properly. Homeowners need to be aware that they are on their own when problems occur.

Nobody is going to help them if they have problems like we did and like many others apparently do. Nobody is going to pay for the damages and repair costs. My advice? Buyer Beware!!! There’s just too much risk for the average homeowner. There’s no way to be sure a geothermal HVAC system is designed or installed properly, or that it delivers the promised cost savings. And as for WaterFurnace? They might make great geothermal heat pumps and other equipment, but they do not support the end-user homeowner, at least not based upon our experience with this company.

Advertisements Review is a subjective opinion of Kaycee. Comment Coming Soon This feature is currently under development.

Waterfurnace International – Fort Wayne, IN

Fort Wayne, IN

https://www.yelp.com/biz/waterfurnace-international-fort-wayne

WaterFurnace WaterFurnace 7 Series, Tri-County Aire

The WaterFurnace 7 Series™ is the most advanced heating and cooling system available. It provides homeowners with the ultimate comfort and performance and it is one of their finest products. This line is for those who want only the best.

https://www.tricountyaire.com/waterfurnace-series-7

WaterFurnace Residential Geothermal Heat Pumps

WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump systems replace the traditional indoor furnace/outdoor air conditioning applications. 7 series Variable Speed (700A11) The most efficient WaterFurnace Geothermal System. The best of the best the WaterFurnace 7 Series Variable capacity system delivers comfort and savings you have to experience to believe.

http://www.waterfurnace.ca/residential-geothermal/

Waterfurnace eCommerce Login

Water Furnace

Welcome to the WaterFurnace eCommerce Website Please sign in below: User Name: Password: Forgot your password?

https://ecommerce.waterfurnace.com/

WATERFURNACE PREMIER2 OWNER’S MANUAL Pdf Download …

In addition, your WaterFurnace dealer can configure the thermostat for either F or on the display. Page 8 Premier2 Owner’s Manual Important: Always allow the system at least five minutes to respond to any changes in settings. The thermostat has been pro- grammed to …

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/817043/Waterfurnace-Premier2.html

Waterfurnace EO48 repair or replace? GeoExchange® Forum

Dec 25, 2017 · Waterfurnace EO48 repair or replace? Discussion in ‘General Discussions’ started by VA waterfurn, Mar 6, 2009. VA waterfurn New Member. Hello, I am an electrician in Central VA who has hooked up WF units for about 15 years in new & existing construction. I came to like the efficiency & quiet functioning of these products.

https://www.geoexchange.org/forum/threads/waterfurnace-eo48-repair-or-replace.577/

Waterfurnace – Geothermal HVAC NIghtmare Dec 17, 2020 …

Dec 17, 2020 · Waterfurnace doesn’t care about its reps or customers. I called about one of our units and they could care less if the unit worked right. The bad thing about Waterfurnace units is they put the wiring and boards down on the bottom so when the unit freezes up due to poor workmanship and loss of refrigerant, when it thaws it ruins the wiring and control boards.

https://waterfurnace.pissedconsumer.com/geothermal-hvac-nightmare-20130804435949.html

Water Furnace Geothermal Heat Pumps

WaterFurnace geothermal systems are able to tap into this free energy with an earth loop. This technology is then used to provide your home or office with central heating and cooling. Geothermal Heating During the heating cycle, a WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump uses the earth loop to extract heat from the ground.

https://www.djscompanies.com/waterfurnace_geothermal.html

Rate article