Geothermal Heat Pump Repair

 A geothermal heat pump typically uses the heat below the ground to power the heating and cooling systems. It extracts heat from the earth and carries it to the house during the winter and during the summer the process gets reversed. Heat from within the home is extracted and rejected to the earth. The system has a heat pump connected to an energy source within the ground which in turn is connected to an indoor air handling unit. It is this indoor air handling unit that carries the heat in and out of the houses. Just like any other HVAC systems geothermal heat pumps might also face certain problems after they have operated for some time. In such instances it is always a better idea to get in touch with a trained personnel.

 It is true that geothermal heat pumps last for quite some time but that does not mean that it will last a life time. In that case you need to be aware of the signs when it is time to repair your geothermal heat pump. Some of the signs that might help you take a decision are the following:

Heavy corrosion across the heat exchange coils: It is a sign enough for you to consider replacing or repairing your geothermal heat pump. This is because corrosion prevents proper heat exchange within the coils. At the same time corrosion also indicates that the pump has worked for quite long.

 Heat exchange is improper: When you notice that your geothermal heat pump is not producing the same amount of heating or cooling that it used to do then the chances of damage in the underground coils causing a leakage of the refrigerant is high. There is nothing much to worry. You can get in touch with a professional who will inspect and detect the exact problem.

Consistent coil frosting:
When there is a loss of refrigerant due to some reason it is obvious that the indoor walls will have frost while it is in the cooling mode. Generally, calling a technician will solve your problem. This is because he can repair a leak around the compressor or clean the coils completely to fix this problem.

 It is true that geothermal heat pumps has several benefits when compared to the traditional HVAC system. First of all, it helps consumers save quite a lot on their monthly electricity bill. However, to keep the advantages of a geothermal heat pump intact and to make it last long it is pertinent to take good care of the system. The first thing that one needs to do is carry out regular maintenance of the system. At the same time whenever, you find that the system is not functioning properly instead of trying out ways to fix, it is a better idea to get in touch with a professional who will guide you in the right direction.

Last but not the least as a user one should check the flow rate and the temperature at regular intervals to ensure that the system is functioning well.




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