It can be common for a geothermal heat pump to need more attention as it ages. Your decisions as a homeowner rely quite a bit on your ability to troubleshoot problems and decide when professional assistance is needed. The following information will help you to analyze difficulties your geothermal system may have and properly diagnose basic problems to decide if they merit further assistance.
One of the best ways to keep your geothermal heat pump running properly is with regular maintenance by a professional HVAC technician. Good maintenance should include a full inspection of equipment, cleaning when necessary, charging of coolant, and maintenance or replacement of worn system components. This maintenance visit can also be a good opportunity to see first-hand many of the following troubleshooting suggestions in action. If you encounter a poorly functioning geothermal heat pump, first go through the following list:
- Inspect the air filters. They can easily become dirty during regular usage, and replacing a clogged or dirty filter may solve the issue. A clean filter provides many benefits to your heat pump system, including better efficiency and air quality.
- Ensure proper water supply. If water is not flowing through the heat exchanger as designed, this will hamper or break down the system.
- Double check the electrical supply. Your inspection should include checking and resetting any tripped fuses, and a visual check of incoming electrical connections. Contact a professional if you find that repairs are needed.
- Check the evaporator coil inside for dust, and clean it if necessary. The indoor heat exchange process relies on clean components.
If you ever find yourself in need of a professional to help with maintenance or repair of your geothermal heat pump, please contact us at Rinaldi’s Energy Solutions for expert service and emergency repair. We serve Orlando, Titusville, Cocoa Beach, Merritt Island and surrounding areas with more than 43 years of experience in air conditioning design, installation and maintenance.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Orlando, Florida and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about geothermal heat pumps and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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