Hybrid geothermal systems use GSHPs to satisfy base building load needs and conventional equipment to address peak demands.
These systems improve the overall performance of your heating and cooling equipment and reduce capital costs, energy use, and carbon emissions.
As with all heating and cooling, the key to a well-designed and properly installed geothermal system, especially a hybrid system, is the addition of geothermal optimization software that pro-actively monitors, controls and optimizes all of your equipment.
Fortunately, there are geothermal optimization software packages that are inexpensive supplements to your BAS system and pay for themselves in short order.
Unlike traditional BAS systems, geothermal optimization software pro-actively balances the ground thermal loads, maintains the appropriate GSHP temperatures, and manages the supplemental equipment to address your building’s heating and cooling needs while dramatically reducing your overall costs, energy use, and carbon emissions.
These geothermal optimization software programs use artificial intelligence to maximize your investment in ways your BAS never imagined. For example, they can redirect heat exchange fluid to your cooling tower at night when electricity rates are low or inject heat through the boiler and into the building loop when the GSHP temperature drops below design temperatures.
The fact is that BAS systems were designed for buildings with traditional HVAC systems. Geothermal optimization software packages were designed to assist BAS systems with geothermal and hybrid heating and cooling systems.
When it comes to optimizing a building with a geothermal or hybrid system, simply download these geothermal specific optimization programs into your BAS and let the artificial intelligence and predictive controls constantly review your building’s energy usage, historical and real–time weather data and occupancy schedules, and fully optimize your system to deliver consistent indoor climate comfort at the lowest cost with the least carbon emissions.
BAS and geothermal optimization software: two great systems that work great together. Are they working for you?