To optimize the energy consumption we recommend that Thermotech GEO®System for ground heating is equipped with a suitable control system.
Compared to a melting system without a control system, energy consumption over a heating season can be reduced by up to 70%.
The most effective option is Thermotech´s automatic control units for ice- and snow melting, ETR2 and ETO2, together with a ground sensor, ETOG-55. The ground sensor records both temperature and moisture at the area that is going to be heated, and only starts up the heating system when both these two parameters have been recorded.
The automatic control system is used mostly for large ground heating systems, while small systems can often be controlled with a timer, where the operating time is set between 1-6 hours each time. The alternative is continuous operation.