A GeoExchange system design requires a detailed analysis of the building’s energy needs and an assessment of Earth’s energy potential.
The buildings energy requirements are determined by conducting a heat loss, heat gain calculation.
Several factors determine the heat loss heat gain calculation:
- type of construction
- ceiling & wall insulation
- window and door quality
- number of occupants in the building
- building orientation
The size of the energy well is determined by an assessment of the Earth’s energy potential.
The Earth’s energy potential is defined by
- site soil conditions
- buildings geographic location
- amount of energy required to heat and cool the building
The size of the heat pump is determined by:
- the output from the energy well
- the building’s energy requirements
A properly designed GeoExchange system satisfies the building’s heating and cooling needs and ensures a balanced renewable energy resource.