(19)
(11)EP 3 531 042 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
01.01.2020 Bulletin 2020/01

(43)Date of publication A2:
28.08.2019 Bulletin 2019/35

(21)Application number: 19154635.7

(22)Date of filing:  30.01.2019
(51)Int. Cl.: 
F25B 1/04  (2006.01)
F25B 29/00  (2006.01)
F25B 39/02  (2006.01)
F25B 41/04  (2006.01)
F25B 47/02  (2006.01)
F25B 6/04  (2006.01)
F25B 30/02  (2006.01)
F25B 40/02  (2006.01)
F25B 43/00  (2006.01)
F25B 49/02  (2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
KH MA MD TN

(30)Priority: 30.01.2018 US 201815883874

(71)Applicant: Feria, Ralph
Pickens, SC 29640 (US)

(72)Inventor:
  • Feria, Ralph
    Pickens, SC 29640 (US)

(74)Representative: Appleyard Lees IP LLP 
15 Clare Road
Halifax HX1 2HY
Halifax HX1 2HY (GB)

  


(54)HEAT SOURCE OPTIMIZATION SYSTEM


(57) A heat source optimization system capable of alternating configurations between an air exchange system and a geothermal system and/or earth loop systems depending on an instantaneous need and/or desire for taking in or discharging heat, while simultaneously remaining operational and without reversing valving or changing the rotational direction of a refrigerant compressor. The system manages refrigerant, and, via a processor and/or controller system, determines where to obtain refrigerant and also the quantity of refrigerant to be obtained. Additionally, the system, via a processor and/or controller system, both determines the optimal location or locations from which to take in heat or to which heat is to be rejected.