Published By: Joe Parsons
Geo design isn’t just a term used to describe spatial challenges in building and natural environments. It’s also what we use to describe the genius that’s gone into ClimateMaster’s GeoDesigner software. By thoroughly assessing environmental factors, their one-of-a-kind software makes this geothermal heating and cooling estimate the best on the market for your system savings accuracy. Other companies often don’t put in due diligence to offer an exhaustive estimation, while ClimateMaster can give customers the highest available accuracy rate.
The GeoDesigner 4 software considers things that affect homeowners’ inside temperatures like solar gains from large windows and skylights, occupancy level per square foot, and construction quality. Using this data, the GeoDesigner 4 software provides an accurate estimate of what you are spending on your current HVAC system and tells you which geothermal model may be the right choice.
This list of benefits and features walks you through the impressive performance quality of this software
A comprehensive design tool for sizing residential geothermal heat pumps and ground heat exchangers. This information alone can save installers time, money, and decreases the likelihood of installation error.
Provides actual energy consumption and operating cost estimates for all types of heating, cooling, and water heating systems. When making a budget for yearly expenses, this estimate ensures you are within your spending limit every year based on multiple data points.
Pre-configured libraries eliminate guesstimates and “plug” numbers. This allows the expert you consult with to provide you with fair and accurate comparisons of HVAC system options.
Calculations are based on industry-accepted methods and best practices. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is an American professional association seeking to advance heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems design and construction. GeoDesigner 4 follows these highest standards.
Fast and easy to use. A typical project can be entered and completed in just five to ten minutes and proven in over 25 years of continual use and refinement. ClimateMaster is always improving this product based on industry advances to give customers the most accurate and up-to-date technology possible.
A list of features may be something that a hardcore HVAC guy might geek out on, but it’s good to know what makes the GeoDesigner 4 the most accurate tool for a homeowner to rely on.
The GeoDesigner 4 software contains a full database for long-term average weather in temperature bin format for over two hundred and fifty locations across North America. This database also includes the associated earth temperature design parameters. Our seasonal utility rate and fuel cost library is based on the 2021 U.S. EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook.
The latest update has an extensive library of current and legacy HVAC equipment with detailed performance maps. We get this information through manufacturers’ product data, water-to-air, and water-to-water geothermal heat pumps. Not only that, we have optional data for hot water generators and full year-round hot water models.
GeoDesigner 4 considers the input of design peak loads from separate ACCA Manual J or ASHRAE calculations and incorporates user-selected thermostat settings. Using IGSHPA ground heat exchanger design methods, it measures the effects of system cycling, air-source heat pump defrost, and auxiliary heat. This includes the power consumption of ancillary igniters, inducer fans, blower motors and pumps – all under realistic operating conditions.
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By consulting with ClimateMaster’s professionals using this comprehensive software, helpful information, including measurements of the proper ground loop for your location and appropriate thickness of the pipe can be calculated. This is crucial knowledge for installers to begin a project with, given that most testimonials from an unsatisfied customer who has switched to geothermal can be tracked to poor installation methods. It’s not just the benefits and features that set ClimateMaster’s GeoDesigner software apart, it’s that, compared to other systems, theirs can’t be beat.
It’s the only software to include detailed equipment performance map libraries for all types of HVAC equipment, both geothermal and conventional:
GeoDesigner 4 is the only software to correctly model variable-speed geothermal heat pumps across their entire capacity range and operating envelope:
The only software to correctly model geothermal pumping, and at real flow rates.
GeoDesigner 4 is the original software to incorporate accurate ASHRAE modified bin method with a simple internal gains calculator enabling it to accurately model the contribution of geothermal hot water generators (desuperheaters) and multi-function demand water heating models.
The original software to incorporate accurate ASHRAE modified bin method and with a simple internal gains calculator.
If you’re looking to install geothermal heating and cooling in your home for the most accurate estimate of savings compared to what you’re spending right now (yes, they’ll tell you that too!), do yourself a favor and consult with a ClimateMaster expert now.
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