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ClimateMaster TT-038 Tranquility 27 2-Stage Heat Pump Reviews

Positive Reviews

ClimateMaster TT-038 Tranquility 27 2-Stage Heat Pump

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Pros: easy to install yourself

Cons: none so far

Just installed and put on line my Geothermal Climatemaster TT038. I purchased it through the internet from a DIY site geothermaldiy.com. (very fast service). Installation involved removing my present system (forced air electric) and putting the TT in the same location so I could connect to existing air plenum.  With a trip to my local HVAC dealer, I got an adapter to make the unit to plenum connection. My well driller put a new constant pressure 15gl/m pump at the bottom of my 500' deep well. The static water level is about 60' from the surface and with a test pump of 5 gallons per minute for 30 minutes decided to place the water return at 150.' (recommended 100' per ton) Had to dig up...
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JeffGoodman

Best investment we've made so far

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Pros: Saving 40-60% on home heating/cooling & hot water costs

Cons: Heavier wallet.

Summary of Results: •The total cost in oil for the preceding 12 months was $1,707.79. The total increase in our electrical bills after the installation of the Geothermal system was $915.64. This gives a net savings on utility payments of $792.15 for the year (46%). Update: I paid $0.72/L at the time for heating oil. Current prices are ~$1.06/L - savings are now in the area of 60% per year. •While the installed cost for the system was $23,076.48, we received a GST rebate of $692.29 and a grant under the Energuide for Houses program of $957.00 for a total installed cost of $21,427.19. Present buyers of geothermal systems in Ontario are entitled to a grant of $7,000...
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gbear60

Overall well pleased with this unit.

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Pros: Very low heating and cooling costs

Cons: High cost of installation

I purchased a ClimateMaster TT-038 in late 2008 which I installed myself and had it up a running in early 2009. ( I don't recommend this as a do it yourself project unless you have a pretty good mechanical back ground). I purchased the unit new online for $4500 plus $300+ S&H. By buying it this way I didn't get the manufactures warranty, which isn't smart! My unit is a closed loop system that recirculates water (25% antifreeze and 75% water) through 1500 ft. of 1 1/4 inch 160 psi rated hard polyethylene pipe. I heat fused the (3 rolls of 500 ft.) together and buried it from 5-6 feet deep. I didn't have the electric heat package installed as I have base board...
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Negative Reviews

Stantym

4000W power consumption in the first stage?

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Pros: Somewhat reliable

Cons: High electric bills and high cost of service calls

  I have owned this unit for few years now and recently when I installed energy meter in my house I found that this unit consumes over 4000W of electricity when it turns on - same as my electric water heater..   I thought that geothermal was much cheaper to use - is there something wrong with my Tranquility 27 unit?   So far some electronic board was replaced because it was browning from overheat and one of the loop pumps had to be replaced. Service calls are expensive and watch for the companies that send serviceman with a helper - you will get billed double for 2.    
VBTony

Must Read Before Purchasing a ClimateMaster Tranquility

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Pros: Geothermal is great!!!! It pumps out the hottest and coldest air I have ever felt. We don't use our gas fireplace logs any more.

Cons: My Tranquility unit has had 2 freno leaks, 2 electrical shorts, and one mechanical failure all INSIDE the unit in less that 4 years.

You must read this before you purchase a Climate Master Tranquility geothermal system. I purchased a Climate Master Tranquility 27 unit in November 2007.  I am still waiting for the unit to 'work the bugs out'.  I hope I don't go bankrupt before I get all the kinks worked out. First, geothermal is wonderful.  I love it.  We had oil heat before and we always used the gas logs in the fire place.  Since we had geothermal installed, we very rarely use our gas logs.  Love it!!!! Either the Climate Master Tranquility 27 product is a piece of you know what or just my particular unit is a lemon.  I am giving Climate Master the opportunity to show me...
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MGCLMTMASTER

Tranquility 27 Owner

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Pros: Savings on electric

Cons: Equipmment continues to fail, cost to repair has offset any energy savings over the past few years

Authorized dealer installed this equipment in 2006.  2 separate units utilized for home.  Almost every year, sometimes twice, the equipment has had a significant issue that had to be fixed or replaced.  Currently awaiting a response from ClimateMaster to see if they stand behind their products and can get the issues resolved once and for all as they failed again as the warmer weather has begun.
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