Not cool enough in summer. Not warm enough in winter. Guests staying at a prestigious country club in New York state complained regularly about the air conditioning and heating of their luxury suites and apartments. The geothermal heat exchange system serving this facility had never, in fact, been fully functional. The system’s maintenance staff had witnessed pump shutdowns as well, with the pumps simply, unexpectedly ceasing to work. Resetting the entire system seemed to be the only way to get them up and running again.
Ultimately, a better solution was found. A balancing company was brought in to correct system efficiencies. Utilizing a clamp-on ultrasonic flow meter, company engineers were able to investigate the ground water loops, spot the sources of trouble and make decisions that would save the country club more than $100,000 a year in utility bills.