A Geothermal Heating And Cooling System’s Required Maintenance Is Minimal — A 4-Step Guide
If you have a geothermal heating and cooling system, you enjoy low heating and air conditioning costs. These systems require less maintenance than an air-source heat pump, but still need routine care to ensure a long life. Some of the maintenance tasks associated with geothermal systems you can do, although an annual check by an HVAC technician is a must for proper operation.
- Check the air filters routinely. When airborne particles build on the filter, the system has to work harder to circulate the air throughout your home. The dust can collect on the components inside the air handler, which decreases the energy efficiency of the system.
- Inspect the condensation pan at the bottom of the air handler. Look for algae, which may appear as green, black or another color, depending on the spores. Use approved algaecide to clean the pan. Check the condensation line outdoors to see that water is draining. If it isn’t, you probably have a blockage in the drainpipe that needs to be cleared. It’s important to keep the line clear because when water can’t exit the drainpipe, it collects in the pan and may overflow into your home.
- Select an HVAC provider that services geothermal heating and cooling systems in your area. These providers have the knowledge and training to adjust the mechanical and electrical components to bring it as close to factory standards as possible. A geothermal heating and cooling system can last many years, but the systems require annual maintenance to run at their best.
- Keep records of the annual tuneups. It’s likely your technician will, but when you get ready to sell your home it helps to have demonstrable proof that you kept it working at top-notch levels. The National Association of Homebuilders reported that more than half of possible homebuyers would pay more for a home that had lower heating and cooling costs.
Symbiont Service Corp. in Englewood specializes in geothermal heating and cooling systems. When you want dependable, quality service and maintenance, contact us for more information. We’ll be happy to help.
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