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Everett, WA Geothermal Repair by G & S Heating Cooling & Electric
Geothermal systems are remarkably good at enduring the stresses associated with everyday use. Much of the system is located inside your house, protecting it from any damage from weather or other environmental damage associated with being outside. The rest of the system is located underground, protected from most things that could cause problems for it. In addition to being naturally protected, the very construction of a geothermal system makes it resistant to breakdowns. Generally speaking, the more complicated a system is, the more likely it is to break down in one way or another. Geothermal systems are relatively simple in construction, compared to certain other heating and cooling systems. As a result, they’re much less likely to suffer a major problem due to wear and tear from normal use. However, even geothermal systems find themselves in need of repair on occasion. Below, we’ll outline some of the common types of repairs conducted on geothermal systems. If you already know that your geothermal system needs repair, call G & S Heating Cooling & Electric today!
G & S Heating Cooling & Electric provides outstanding geothermal repair services throughout Everett, WA.
Common Types of Geothermal Repair
The first, and most obvious, problem that can afflict geothermal systems is the loss of heating or cooling ability. This can be caused by a failure in the unit itself, but more often it is the result of a leak in the pipe loop outside your house. The water or refrigerant that cycles through the pipe loop and your geothermal system serves as the medium for transporting thermal energy. Without that medium, the system will have no way to actually move heat from one place to another. If you notice a drop in your geothermal system’s heating or cooling ability, it is important that you call G & S Heating Cooling & Electric right away. The repair for this involves sealing the leak (or replacing the pipe, if the damage is extensive enough) and then refilling the loop with more water or refrigerant.
Another common problem with geothermal systems is dirty air filters. The air filter is a device installed in the air return ducts leading to your geothermal system. It is designed to protect the system from any dust or other particulates that may damage the system. However, if not cleaned or replaced every few months, the air filter can actually become a liability for the system. A clogged air filter restricts the air flow to the system, causing a drop in heating and cooling output and interfering with the operation of the unit. If this is corrected quickly enough, there won’t necessarily be any lasting damage to the system. However, the longer this issue is left unchecked, the more damaging it becomes.
Finally, there are occasional issues with the loop pumps. A geothermal system isn’t much use without access to its water or refrigerant, which makes malfunctioning loop pumps a significant problem. The exact cause of a pump failure can vary, from a clogged water filter to air in the system. Regardless, the problem needs to be addressed by an HVAC technician before the system can resume operation.
If your geothermal system is experiencing issues, call G & S Heating Cooling & Electric today! We provide professional geothermal repair services. </p