Prince Edward Island Extended Winter Absence - Advice needed

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Ntrtaynr, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. Ntrtaynr

    Ntrtaynr New Member

    Hello. Please forgive me as I am entirely new to the system in my home. I had a plumber out to provide some advice, but I'm second guessing.

    I live rural, and am leaving for an extended winter absence. I have a closed loop geothermal system providing radiant heat in my ranch house. There are also TWO hot water tanks located adjacent my system. Only ONE of those has electricity hooked up to it. My intention is to shut off the water pump to my house, cut back the temperature in the house to about 50 degrees, and kill power to the electric hot water heater as there will be no need for domestic hot water for an extended period of time.

    Does any of this create risk for the geothermal system to perform? I know there is some temperature benefit from the overall system to preheating the domestic hot water, but I want to feel more confident that I am not creating problems with my plans....

    thanks in advance for any advice.

  2. docjenser

    docjenser Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    You should be good. Nothing has anything to do with your geo system.

    For your own insanity, I would install a remote monitoring, such as a remotely controllable thermostat, so you get an email alert if the house temperature drops below a set level.

    That way you can detect any malfunctions.
  3. nc73

    nc73 Member Forum Leader

    How low of a temp can you set geo to? 50? In heating mode that is.
  4. docjenser

    docjenser Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    I believe 45F entering air temperature. I would keep it at 50F.
  5. nc73

    nc73 Member Forum Leader

    Probably a poor choice for a pole barn I'm planning on building. I guess I could leave it at 50. Have a spare 3 ton geo hp.

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