5 Things You Should Know About Geothermal Maintenance

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One of the benefits of having a geothermal system for your St. Cloud home is the minimal maintenance it requires. 

Unlike a traditional furnace or air conditioning system that requires regular and sometimes monthly maintenance, a geothermal heat pump system is much more efficient and does not require the same frequency of attention. According to the US Department of Energy (DOE), there are approximately 50,000 geothermal heat pumps installed in the United States each year.

At Precise Heating, A/C, Plumbing and Refrigeration, our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals regularly maintain geothermal heat pumps and witness firsthand the benefits of regularly maintaining your system. Maintenance is so crucial to the efficiency and long life of your system,   you should know the five things below about geothermal maintenance.

1. Installation

Be sure you have a properly and professionally installed geothermal system. Our experts at Precise Heating, A/C, Plumbing and Refrigeration are certified and trained to install your geothermal system correctly in your Minnesota home. The interior systems of a geothermal heat pump are the same as a standard heat pump, but the outdoor components require careful planning for installation. Each setup is unique based on the geography of your yard.

2. Antifreeze

The loops in your geothermal system are filled with antifreeze or a water/antifreeze mix. You need to maintain a proper level in order for your system to work properly. Your system will require a routine professional inspection of the levels of antifreeze in the loop. During your maintenance check, one of our experts can also inspect the pressure and temperature within the loop.

3. Dirt/Debris

Since your geothermal system is outside as well as inside, there is the possibility that dirt or other matter can damage it. We will clean all parts of your system that may be influenced by debris, such as the heat exchange or blower. These parts are very sensitive, and we do not recommend you attempt to clean them yourself.

4. Air Ducts

Your air ducts are just as important to your geothermal system as they are to a traditional furnace or air conditioning setup. To keep your airflow efficient and consistent, you must take care to maintain the health of your ducts. Keep them clean, regularly inspect them for leaks, and repair them when and as needed.

5. Piping

Be sure one of our heating and cooling professionals inspects the pipes in your loop during your scheduled maintenance. Pipe health is crucial to the functionality of your geothermal system. Damaged piping can lead to a number of other issues that may occur with your geothermal system. It is critical to be sure they remain in good repair.

Call Precise Heating, A/C, Plumbing and Refrigeration for All Your HVAC Maintenance

At Precise Heating, A/C, Plumbing and Refrigeration, we are ready and happy to help you with all of your geothermal needs here in the St. Joseph, MN, area. Call us at 320-363-7401 or request service online to schedule your geothermal maintenance. Our knowledgeable and experienced team members would be happy to discuss geothermal systems with you.

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