I'm finally making time to talk about some of the projects I've worked on and some of the interesting things I've had the opportunity to see in the geothermal heat pump, or ground coupled heat pump (GCHP) industry over the years. I'm going to try and update this blog a few times per week. Some of the things I'll be talking about are new products and technologies, better methods of moving heat to and from the ground, techniques people are using to make GCHP systems more efficient and/or less expensive to install. I'll be talking about residential applications as well as larger commercial applications.
My work and this website is dedicated to optimizing GCHP systems...design, construction and operation of the systems. The reason is that in over 30 years, I've had maybe 2 clients that haven't made their decision to install a GCHP system based on economics. "What will it cost to install?" and "What will it save me?" In other words, what's the return on the investment I'm thinking of making? To convince people that there is a good return on investment, the capital cost to install has to be reduced and the energy cost savings have to be increased.
I welcome and look forward to your comments and questions, and will try and respond to any comments or questions.
In my blog I'll be expressing my opinions about what I've the learned about ground coupled heat pump (GCHP) systems over the last 30 years. I've been very fortunate to work with many interesting people who are passionate about this technology...engineers, geologists, mechanical contractors, drillers, excavation contractors...in different parts of the world. I've learned a lot from them and will be using this forum to pass on some of the things I've learned and feel are important. Please feel free to use this information if you feel it's worthwhile...hopefully you can avoid some of the same mistakes I've learned from.