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.