Geothermal systems are pretty ingenious: using the Earth’s natural, steady temperature below the frost line, a geothermal system provides both heating and cooling without the use of fossil fuels. But there can be some concern about maintaining a geothermal system due to its unique set-up. The truth is, the ground loop of a geothermal system does not need maintenance. In the case of a leak, dye is injected into the system, and when the leak is located, technicians dig down and seal it. The heat pump is the part of your geothermal system in Atlanta that requires maintenance, and Air Conditioning Experts has the trained technicians you need to do the job correctly.
Heat Pump Maintenance
Heat pump maintenance is similar to that of an air conditioning system. Here is a general overview of what to expect during a routine maintenance appointment:
- Change of air filters
- Checking and cleaning of coils
- Check of refrigerant (if your system uses refrigerant)
- Check of condensate array (tray and drain pipe)
- Clearing of debris around heat pump
- Thorough inspection of all wiring, connections, and electric terminals
- Lubrication as needed (ball joints, motor components)
- Inspection of fan and fan components
- Check thermostat
Benefits of Heat Pump Maintenance
There are multiple benefits to scheduling maintenance for your geothermal heat pump:
- Helps prevent future repairs –annual heat pump maintenance helps prevent repairs by taking care of the small things, like worn fan belts and frayed wiring, before they can blossom into big things. It also provides the opportunity to spot developing issues.
- Increases energy efficiency – regular maintenance helps your system run optimally. Dirty components, low refrigerant levels and loosening fan belts can create stress for your heat pump. When a heat pump operates under stress, it uses more energy. By taking care of these small items, your heat pump can run optimally and use less energy.
- Extend life of your heat pump – maintaining your heat pump helps reduce the level of normal wear-and-tear. This can help extend the life of your system.
The maintenance on your geothermal system in Atlanta doesn’t have to be complicated.
If it’s been a while since we’ve seen you and your heat pump, call Air Conditioning Experts today and schedule a maintenance appointment.