CLEVELAND, OH — The editors of Contracting Business.com — a leading, national publication for residential and commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) contractors —have presented Professional Geothermal Systems of Port Washington, WI, with a Quality Home Comfort Award, for excellence in HVAC contracting.

The Contracting Business.com Quality Home Comfort Awards are presented each year to residential HVAC contracting firms, based on projects submitted to the publications’ editorial staff. The awards are presented in a variety of categories based on home size and type of installation (new home construction or renovation).

Homeowners David and Laura Grisar were building a new 6,500 sq.ft. home, and the only fuel available was LP gas. The Grisars wanted an energy–efficient HVAC system without sacrificing comfort. They wanted radiant floor heat in the lower level and all first floor tiled areas, a system to heat the swimming pool, and indoor air quality with low humidity. They called Mark Doll, president of Professional Geothermal Systems.

“I enjoy working on custom homes like this that have unique elements to them,” Doll says. “The homeowners wanted a very energy efficient system and had some nice land, so we immediately considered geothermal. When we started talking to them about their real-time savings and the federal tax credits, they were sold on the concept.”

Ultimately, a 5-ton geothermal water-to-water heat pump was selected for the radiant floor heating system. This unit also heats the outdoor pool in the summer. For the home’s forced-air system, a 5-ton geothermal water-to-air heat pump was chosen.

Professional Geothermal Systems was one of six HVAC firms to receive QHCA awards in 2012. Other winners are:
Eric Kjelshus Energy, Greenwood, MO; Mechanical Air Service, San Jose, CA; Energy Environmental Corporation, Centennial, CO; General Air Conditioning, Inc., San Antonio, TX; Orchard Valley Heating & Cooling, Southampton, MA.

The story of this and the other QHCA winners can be found by viewing the July 2012 online edition of Contracting Business.com, at bit.ly/CB2012QHCA.

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