Geothermal Maintenance

Geothermal Maintenance.
Geothermal Maintenance.

Geothermal systems outshine conventional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment in almost every way.

They last longer, are more energy-efficient, and cost less to operate. These safe and environment-friendly systems have fewer geothermal repairs and work in any climate.

One characteristic they have in common with above-ground heating and cooling systems is the need for periodic preventative geothermal maintenance. Typically, geothermal systems require less tinkering and tweaking than their fossil fuel-powered counterparts.

Geothermal Maintenance in Maryland

When you install the best heating and cooling system in your Baltimore, MD, home, you want the best contractor to keep it in top condition. At Ground Loop Heating and Air Conditioning, we are proud to offer solutions informed by more than 30 years in the HVAC industry and tested by hands-on experience with thousands of geothermal systems.

Geothermal installation, repair, and maintenance demand specialized knowledge and experience beyond typical furnace, boiler, and air conditioning tune-ups.

At Ground Loop Heating and Air Conditioning, we have earned International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) certification, and our technicians have logged thousands of hours maintaining geothermal systems in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

Is Maintenance Necessary?

Routine maintenance is a fact of life. Everything you rely on for convenience, comfort, and even entertainment in your Baltimore, MD, home requires an occasional checkup.

Preventative maintenance improves everything from your car to your appliances to your heating and cooling system. It can prevent emergency repairs and stop emerging issues from developing into costly breakdowns.

That said, one of the significant advantages of geothermal heating and cooling is the minimal maintenance needed to operate efficiently. The underground loop uses water and an environmentally friendly antifreeze solution to transfer heat to and from an electric heat pump.

The underground loop will last 50 years or more without any maintenance.

The indoor heat pump can operate efficiently for 25 years or more with periodic inspections and minimal maintenance. Unlike air-source heat pumps that typically are stationed outside, geothermal equipment remains indoors, away from the elements.

Because heat pumps transfer heat rather than combust fossil fuel, they do not put you at risk for carbon monoxide (CO) leaks or other toxic byproducts. You do not have to schedule a fall safety inspection before using your geothermal heating system as you would for gas-powered or oil furnaces.

What Does Maintenance Involve?

Geothermal heat pumps can experience the same issues as air-source heat pumps. That includes restricted airflow from dirty air filters. Keeping on top of periodic air filter changes is one of the best ways you can help maintain your geothermal heat pump and keep it clean.

How often you change your heat pump’s air filter depends on how much dust and pet hair circulates throughout your home. The rule of thumb is to check the filter monthly and swap it out at least every three months.

Professional Checkup

WaterFurnace is our brand choice for geothermal heat pump solutions. The manufacturer recommends scheduling an annual professional inspection of its products, which include heat pumps for hydronic and forced-air heating and cooling systems.

Let Ground Loop Heating and Air Conditioning be your choice for geothermal heat pump maintenance. Our technicians will assess your system’s operating performance, check electrical connections, lubricate moving parts, and clean the condensate drain, blower cabinet, and coils if needed.

Call Today for Geothermal Maintenance

Ground Loop Heating and Air Conditioning will ensure your geothermal system operates at peak performance. You will gain peace of mind knowing the system is in top condition. Call us at 410-836-1706 or request service online for maintenance in Baltimore, MD.

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