How to Maintain a Geothermal System

How to Maintain a Geothermal System

Before getting a geothermal system, it is good to know what’s needed for maintaining it.

Homeowners are increasingly aware of the advantages that a geothermal system offers. It is a stellar option for energy-efficient heating and cooling, as it takes energy from the earth and transfers it into the home. Warm air goes back into the ground in the summer, and warm air comes into the house in the winter. However, before one takes advantage of this increasingly popular system, it is best to know the ins and outs of how one should install and maintain a geothermal system.


How an HVAC company installs a geothermal system is vital to how well it will perform. It requires careful design and implementation of how the pipework will fit under your property’s grounds. It may also need to fit inside a special well. Ground Loop Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is knowledgeable and experienced in everything that goes into the installation as well as maintenance of residential geothermal systems. They have been incorporated since 1991 and have been installing geothermal systems since the 80s. They are truly the specialists for the job.

Heat Pump

The underground piping is only one part of the system, however. They also include a heat pump, which transfers the energy into warm or cool air to circulate throughout the house. The size of the heat pump depends on the size of the home. As the pump consists of various parts, there may come a time when something malfunctions and needs replacing. Ground Loop can help you choose the right size for your home, evaluate and repair your heat pump, and perform preventative maintenance as well.

Air Filters and Air Ducts

Meanwhile, everyday maintenance includes changing the air filter every few months, just like with a traditional HVAC unit. Not changing the filter can cause the system to work harder than necessary and dust and debris to filter through the home. Similarly, air ducts themselves may need a professional cleaning from time to time. Dust and dirt can build up over time, making it harder for the air to flow. A worst-case scenario would be if a pest such as a rodent makes a nest inside your vents.

The Pipes

The air ducts and the heat pump are both crucial to allowing your low-maintenance, energy-efficient geothermal system energy to heat and cool your home. However, inspecting the pipes above and underground that carry the earth’s warmth and coolness is also essential. It is rare that the pipes should leak; however, it does not hurt to have a professional inspect them every few years. 


If you are concerned about high electricity bills in the winter, consider investing in geothermal heat pumps to help alleviate some of those costs. With many experienced technicians available, Ground Loop Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can solve all your air conditioning system problems. If you are interested in creating the most comfortable environment for your family to enjoy, contact Ground Loop Heating & Air Conditioning,

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