What do you do if your geothermal borefield is failing?
Don’t panic; modern technology can help rescue your borefield.
A properly designed borefield should give you years of indoor air comfort. Unaccounted for changes in building use, climate and global warming impacts and numerous unforseen events, however, can result in borefield temperature issues.
Historically, engineers did not have the tools to help borefields evolve with the changes. The standard solutions were adding extra borefeet, oversized cooling towers and/or redundant boilers. These fixes may have worked, but they came with an expensive price tag. At least they were better than totally abandoning the borefield.
Modern technology takes into account previous and future unexpected changes and makes your borefield good as new. Actual historical building data should be analyzed to determine the appropriate size cooling tower or boiler needed to bring the borefield into normal temperature range. Once properly sized equipment is installed, software will use this historical data in conjunction with real time data to optimize the equipment to maintain proper borefield temperatures going forward. Additionally, by using Controls software to optimize the system, energy costs and CO2 emissions are reduced, water consumption is lowered, and unexpected future changes are automatically accounted for.
Don’t abandon your borefield or add oversized equipment when a better solution is readily available.
Rescue your borefield, optimize your system, and stay cool for years to come.