LoopLink is as capable as it is easy to use. From the beginning, we set out to make a ground loop design software that you would stick with not just because you already made the investment but because it is the best tool money can buy. To accomplish this we realized that our software must be easy to use, incredibly accurate and nimble enough to evolve with your changing needs.
LoopLink has been custom designed to make the software feel familiar and accessible from the moment you log-on. Our professionally designed Project Summary feature is no exception.
Choose the sections you would like to include and LoopLink will create an organized, easy to understand report that you can present to your customers without overwhelming them with technical details.
Single zone, single heat pump systems are not the norm for the industry, but that is the only configuration that most geothermal design programs are built to handle.
LoopLink is purpose built to design systems with as many as 10 zones and multiple heat pumps per zone. This enables our users to reliably design systems from the simplest single family home to the largest residential estates.
LoopLink is the only ground loop design software built by the authors of the 2009 IGSHPA Residential and Light Commercial GSHP Design Manual. The calculation methods have been exhaustively tested and all of LoopLink’s outputs can be manually reproduced using the methods outlined in the manual.
From experience, we have learned that the initially higher cost of installing GSHP is for many, hard to see past. That is why LoopLink offers a comprehensive set of economic evaluation tools enabling you to show your customers:
System design can be a bit of a chicken or the egg proposition. Do you know how long you want your loops or do you know what entering water temperatures you want to target?
With LoopLink's Fixed Length Mode you can work in either direction. Enter the EWTs you want in heating and cooling mode and LoopLink will output the length and number of loops required to meet your project requirements. Or simply enter the number and length of loops you want to install and LoopLink will calculate the resulting EWTs.
Comparing multiple loop design options on the project? Not a problem. LoopLink will recalculate all of the ground heat exchange designs on the project using the same operating conditions so you are always looking at an apples-to-apples comparison.
Dual fuel systems are popular in areas with extreme cold and where hydronic delivery is predominant. This feature is especially useful for those who plan to heat their home with a secondary system on really cold days. The way we have approached it, you can choose how many hours the dual fuel system will run or at what temperature it will kick in.
You also have the flexibility to choose whether the dual fuel system replaces the electric backup or if the system is used with a supplemental resistance heater.
Included in the design report, this graph is a great tool for showing customers how their system is expected to operate after being installed. Quickly point out to a home/building owner how the heating and cooling loads are split up into hours of operation in high capacity, low capacity and in the case of heating mode, when supplemental resistance heat will turn on or when the system will switch over to dual fuel operation.
LoopLink contains weather data from almost 400 locations across the U.S. and Canada with performance data for over 550 heat pump models from a wide variety of manufacturers.
With our web-based platform, those numbers will continue to grow over time. We maintain the data and make sure that it is current with the manufacturers’ catalogs so you never have to hunt down individual heat pump performance specifications.
When a customer asks for an estimate to fix a car, a mechanic can easily price out parts and ball-park his labor costs. When a person wants to get an estimate for a GSHP system... there is a little bit more effort that goes into the process.
Using LoopLink’s Load Estimator, a system designer can accurately estimate the sizing and cost of operation of a system without doing the complete load calculations for the conditioned space.
LoopLink offers a handy CO2 Emissions Calculator that enables you to compare ground source heat pumps to conventional heating and cooling systems on the basis of annual upstream carbon emissions.
This information can be particular useful in proposals as a means of informing your customers that money isn’t the only thing that GSHP systems can help to save over time.