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GEO® Hourly Geothermal Optimization


GEO®Hourly Advantages:
  • Unique Zone Hourly Analysis
  • Realistic Heat Pump Operation
  • Proper Size Zone Heat Pumps
  • Energy Model - Zones
  • Intelligent Triple Hourly Zone Analysis
  • Lower the First Cost
  • Easy Analysis Optimization
  • Hybrid Design Integration
  • Patent No. 9,443,043 and No.9,852,243

Geothermal Optimization

 ◦   Geothermal design optimization of the length of the in-ground heat exchanger with comparison software that allows you to lower the cost of the in-ground heat exchanger, and match the heat pump equipment size to the building zone.

 ◦   Design optimization of the length of the in-ground heat exchanger is critical to the economics and performance of a Geothermal Heat Pump system. The typical heating and cooling system utilizing air has a lower installed cost because air is free. A Geothermal Heat Pump System (Ground Source Heat Pumps) utilizes water circulating in a closed loop heat exchanger located in the earth. Reducing the length of the in-ground heat exchanger reduces the installed cost and yields a faster payback. GEO®Hourly provides optimization methods and comparisons that allows you to lower the cost of the in-ground heat exchanger, and match the heat pump equipment size to the building zone.

Auxiliary Electric Heat Strips

 ◦  Auxiliary electric heat strips located inside the unit of a Geothermal Heat Pumps (Ground Source Heat Pumps) provide extra heat when the Heat Pump equipment reaches maximum capacity. Rather than up-size the Geothermal Heat Pump unit for only a few hours a year it is more economical to use resistance Auxiliary electric heat strips for about 30 hours per year. Some manufactures refer to Auxiliary heat as a third stage. When Auxiliary heat is used GEO®Hourly simulates Auxiliary electric heat in every zone and calculates the operating cost.

Intelligent Business Triple Hourly Zone Analysis

 ◦  All simulations create multi-designs for analytic and comparisons. GEO®Hourly calculates the operating cost for each multi-design and the economic payback. Installing excess length in the in-ground heat exchanger will add a design contingency with financial consequences. GEO®Hourly presents the excess length and the simple payback period in years. Almost always the payback for excess length is not obvious. Simple clicks on key parameters will effect an efficient and optimum design with speed and accuracy.

Hybrid Design

 ◦  Hybrid Designs are very useful when the design length of the cooling Btu load and design length of the heating Btu load have significant differences. Substituting a Hybrid design for the difference in length will balance the Btu load for the in-ground Heat exchanger and transfer some of the Btu load to the Hybrid. If the excess length in the in-ground heat exchanger is only needed a few hours of the year the additional operating cost for the Hybrid may be less than amortizing the installed cost of the excess length for the in-ground heat exchanger. GEO®Hourly will size the Btu load of the Hybrid equipment along with appropriate parameter. Shifting the run time of the Hybrid equipment to night or a different season can enhance the economics while taking advantage of lower utility rates or lower wet bulb temperatures.