Understanding why ClimateMaster water-source systems have long service lives first requires understanding how water-source heat pumps work.
As the most energy efficient HVAC systems on the market, water-source heat pumps (WSHPs) are uniquely simple in design. Heat is moved through an interconnected water loop and either rejected through a cooling tower, or put to work in other areas. Each unit is an independent, packaged system, eliminating the chance of a total system failure. If one unit goes down, the other units are not affected. Conveniently located above the ceiling or in a closet, units can be easily accessed.
ASHRAE estimates that WSHP systems have a more than twenty-year life expectancy. That’s because they don’t have to work as hard as other systems to move heat from one place to another.
The ClimateMaster Difference
ClimateMaster’s 610,000 square foot facilities use the most stringent quality control standards in the industry. Each unit is assembled under the close supervision of our Integrated Process Control System or Procix.
This multi-million dollar computer system watches each unit as it comes down the assembly line. In addition, our Quality Department is stationed on each line and performs random audits not only on the units, but also on component parts. All component parts must pass each and every quality checkpoint before a unit is packaged and shipped. These systems and processes are maximized due to the comprehensive and ongoing training every employee receives from the date they are hired.
Recent Improvements Mean Even Longer Service Life
Compressor technology, electronic controls with more protection, air coils and coaxial heat exchangers, stainless steel drain pans, polyester powder coat paint and designed-in quality all make for longer life expectancies than previous generation water-source heat pumps.