5 Way to Maintain Your Geothermal System
If you’re one of the homeowners throughout the Mid-Atlantic that has taken advantage of geothermal heating and cooling, you already know how easy these systems are to maintain compared to traditional air conditioners and furnaces. While your system is already designed to be reliable and durable, knowing some important maintenance tips will help you keep it running efficiently far into the future. Here are five ways to ensure your system runs in tip-top shape.
- Ensure you get a professional installation
- Check your antifreeze levels regularly
- Clean out dirt and debris
- Maintain and clean your air ducts.
- Test your piping system
Only an HVAC company with experience installing geothermal systems will have the tools and knowledge needed to ensure reliability and efficiency. Geothermal systems rely heavily on the geography of your home, so each installation will require a certain level of expertise.
The antifreeze that travels through your underground loops needs to be at a proper level for the whole system to function. Whether you maintain your geothermal system yourself or hire a professional, ensuring proper antifreeze levels should be a top priority.
Like any system with moving parts, your geothermal heater and cooler is susceptible to damage on components like motors and heat exchangers. To prevent expensive repairs, ensure all parts are clean and well lubricated.
Dirty air ducts are not only bad for the air quality in your home, but they can decrease the effectiveness and efficiency of your geothermal system. Holes should also be sealed and repaired to prevent leakage. A professional can tell you when it’s time to clean your air ducts.
To maintain your geothermal system, you should not need to perform regular maintenance on your plastic or copper piping. You should, however, ensure your pipes don’t have any leaks since they are the most important components in your system.
At Sobieski Services, Inc., our goal is to help our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey learn more about energy and home comfort issues – especially HVAC and plumbing issues – so that they can save money and live in healthier, more comfortable homes.
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