WaterFurnace 7 Series Named ENERGY STAR(R) Most Efficient 2012

WaterFurnace 7 Series Named ENERGY STAR(R) Most Efficient 2012 
7 Series Is Only Variable Capacity Geothermal Heat Pump to Achieve
Most Efficient Designation 
FORT WAYNE, IN -- (Marketwire) -- 10/25/12 --  WaterFurnace
International, Inc., the leading manufacturer of geothermal and water
source heat pumps, announces that its 7 Series variable capacity unit
has achieved the ENERGY STAR(R) Most Efficient 2012 designation. The
7 Series joins the WaterFurnace 5 Series, Synergy3D(R) Series and
Envision Series, all of which achieved the honor earlier in 2012. 
In its second year, the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient designation
identifies and elevates the most efficient products among various
ENERGY STAR categories. To qualify, products must demonstrate
efficiency performance that is truly exceptional, inspirational or
leading edge -- consistent with the interests of environmentally
motivated consumers and early adopters. 
"We're particularly proud that our flagship 7 Series, the first
variable capacity geothermal unit available to homeowners, was
recognized with the Most Efficient designation," said Tim Litton,
director of marketing at WaterFurnace. "We believe that receiving
this honor for yet another product reflects that the WaterFurnace
brand represents best-in-class innovation and energy efficiency." 
The 7 Series 700A11, released earlier this year, represents
breakthroughs in energy efficiency, communication technologies and
comfort. It is the first variable capacity geothermal unit available
for homeowners, and its 41 energy efficiency ratio (EER) and 5.3
coefficient of performance (COP) ratings are more than twice that of
traditional air conditioners or heat pumps and 33 percent greater
than current geothermal units.  
The 700A11 utilizes WaterFurnace's InfiniSpeed technology, a
soft-start variable capacity compressor, in concert with a variable
speed ECM blower and variable speed loop pump. This allows the unit
to scale output to exactly the level needed rather than the "high" or
"low" speeds found in normal systems. The capacity range is the
industry's widest and can even eliminate the need for auxiliary heat. 
The 7 Series also utilizes Aurora, WaterFurnace's next-generation of
logic boards, to continuously monitor and optimize operation. Auro
ra
provides a platform of two-way communication between components,
robust troubleshooting capabilities and advanced communication
protocols. This includes integration with IntelliZone2, the only
zoning package capable of controlling a variable capacity compressor,
and with Symphony Home Energy Management, which provides device
control and detailed real-time energy monitoring from any
Internet-enabled device. 
To earn the 2012 Most Efficient designation, a manufacturer must be
an ENERGY STAR partner in good standing and have their product's
performance certified with an Environmental Protection
Agency-recognized certification body. The program continues ENERGY
STAR's work to provide consumers with the best efficiency information
so they can make investments that will lower their energy bills and
environmental impact. Consumers will be able to identify Most
Efficient products on the ENERGY STAR website and in stores by
looking for the Most Efficient designation. 
To learn more about 7 Series and other WaterFurnace products, visit
the WaterFurnace website at www.waterfurnace.com. 
WaterFurnace International, Inc.
 WaterFurnace International, Inc. is
a leading manufacturer of residential, commercial, industrial and
institutional geothermal and water source heat pumps. Products from
WaterFurnace include energy-efficient and environmentally friendly
geothermal comfort systems, indoor air quality products and pool
heaters. WaterFurnace (TSX: WFI) was founded in 1983, and the company
is headquartered in Fort Wayne, Ind. For the latest news and updates
from WaterFurnace, connect with us on your favorite social media
sites -- follow us on Twitter (@WaterFurnace), like us on Facebook or
view the WaterFurnace YouTube Channel. 
Related links: 
WaterFurnace International, Inc. - http://www.waterfurnace.com/ 
geothermal - http://www.waterfurnace.com/how-it-works.aspx 
heat pumps - http://www.waterfurnace.com/geothermal-heat-pumps.aspx 
7 Series - http://www.waterfurnace.com/products.aspx?prd=700A11  
ENERGY STAR(R) Most Efficient 2012 -
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=partners.most_efficient_criteria 
5 Series - http://www.waterfurnace.com/products.aspx?prd=500A11  
Synergy3D - http://www.waterfurnace.com/products.aspx?prd=Synergy3D  
YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/WaterFurnace 
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2133576 
Editorial Contact:
Jonathan Bishop
Godfrey Public Relations
717-393-3831, ext. 138
jbishop@godfrey.com 
WaterFurnace International, Inc.
9000 Conservation Way
Fort Wayne IN 46809
260-478-5667
www.waterfurnace.com