I installed the WEL to monitor real time energy consumption and the performance of my 2 ton GeoConfort two stage geothermal unit, desuperheater and a heat pump HRV.
GeoConfort geothermal two stage heat pump (2 tons): The unit is undersized due to utility room size constaints but I compensated with an oversized vertical loop 540 feet deep using 1 1/4'' polyethylene tubing with 25% methanol. I will try to lower the antifreeze concentration in the future. I keep a constant ambient temperature day/night using 1 cycle per hour.
DHWH: The two element hot water heater (11 years old) will be replace with a three element unit shortly. The lower element is on a timer and operates only once a day in the early morning hours to kill any bacteria and is deactivated from around December to March when the desuperheater heat is sufficient.
Tonn-Air heat pump HRV (3/4 ton): When installed in the spring, it will run automatically on demand and will be controlled by CO2 levels and/or air quality monitors and humidity sensors in bathrooms. The compressor will only operate in cooling mode and in heating mode only on the coldest winter days.
Comments or suggestions are welcome. Les commentaires ou suggestions seront les bienvenus: NormandCamire ''at'' videotron ''dot'' ca .