G & S Heating Cooling & Electric Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Geothermal Maintenance’

Do Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems Require Maintenance?

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

When it comes to efficiency and reliability when heating and cooling a home in a very convenient manner, geothermal heating and cooling systems are pretty tough to beat. Such systems utilize heat pump technology in order to remove heat from a home during the summer months, dumping it into the ground, while using heat in the earth on the property in order to heat it during the winter. In addition to the efficiency and convenience that comes with heating and cooling a home with one such system, though, is the great reliability that geothermal heat pumps have to offer. If you really want to get the most dependable performance that your system has to offer, of course, G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. is here to tell you that geothermal maintenance in Kenmore is a must.

In some ways, a geothermal heating and cooling system is one of the most reliable available. A major component of this, the geothermal loop, is nevertheless quite a simple component. It is buried on your property, and that is all you really need to worry about. There aren’t moving parts or electronic controls down there to worry about. However, this geothermal loop system is only a part of a whole. A geothermal heat pump is also used in order to facilitate the transfer of heat from the ground to your home and back again. Along with the ductwork, thermostat controls, and other components above ground, the geothermal heat pump is going to require regular maintenance in order to function reliably, and at peak efficiency and performance levels.

A number of important assessments are made during a geothermal maintenance service. First of all, refrigerant levels will be checked to ensure the proper charge. Refrigerant is constantly recycled, not used up as a fuel is, so there should be no fluctuation in the amount within your system. Electrical components will be tested and cleaned, system pressure measured, and more. In short, geothermal maintenance gives a trained professional the opportunity to look over your system as a whole, clean it and tune it up as needed, and to diagnose minor and developing problems before they can cause any real headaches.

Just make sure that you schedule this vital service with a trained professional that you can trust. To do so, just call upon the technicians here at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc.

In terms of keeping your geothermal heating and cooling system in great working order, nothing can contend with routine geothermal maintenance in Kenmore.

 

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Lynnwood Geothermal FAQ: How to Maintain My Geothermal System

Monday, January 21st, 2013

If you have a geothermal heating and air conditioning system in your home, then you’re likely enjoying efficient and comfortable heat. Geothermal systems offer homeowners incredible efficiency because they provide heating and cooling using the free and renewable energy stored in the ground. However, just like every other kind of heating system them need maintenance as well. At G & S Heating, we provide complete geothermal maintenance in Lynnwood. We thought it would be helpful if we put together some of the common geothermal heating maintenance tasks.

Geothermal Maintenance in Lynnwood

While geothermal systems might seem very complex, they’re actually quite simple. In fact, they usually require about the same amount of maintenance that a typical heat pump does. Here are some of the maintenance tasks that need to be performed on geothermal heating and cooling systems.

Refrigerant Pressure

The only real difference between traditional heat pumps and geothermal ones is the ground loop. However, once that line is buried there really is nothing that homeowners need to worry about. The pipes themselves are very durable and because they’re buried in the ground receive little wear and tears. During regular maintenance visits, your Lynnwood geothermal technician will check the pressure in the lines to make sure that the lines have enough refrigerant in them.

Heat pump Maintenance in Lynnwood

The rest of the geothermal system is nearly identical to a traditional heat pump and requires the same kinds of maintenance tasks. Your technician will check the air filter, the fan’s components and all of the evaporator coil components.

Benefits of Regular Geothermal Maintenance in Lynnwood

There are tremendous benefits to having regular maintenance performed on your geothermal system. Not only can it potentially improve the efficiency of your system, it might also be able to reduce the need for costly repairs. During regular maintenance visits your technician will be able to find small problems before they turn into larger, more costly repairs.

If you need a geothermal repair in Lynnwood, call G & S Heating today!

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Seattle HVAC Tip: How Often Should I Have My Geothermal System Checked?

Monday, July 9th, 2012

The beauty of a geothermal system in Seattle is that is requires very little maintenance. They have fewer mechanical components are than other heating systems – and most of these components are underground or inside, shielded from the outdoor elements. The underground tubing usually is guaranteed to last 25-50 years and inside components are easily accessible for servicing.

Nonetheless, keeping a geothermal system working at peak efficiency is very important. If the geothermal system loses some of its efficiency, it will cost home and building owners money in energy costs, which makes little sense since geothermal system installation costs are higher than most other heating systems.

Its key component is the ground loop system, polyethelene tubing which carries refrigerant from below the Earth’s surface and back to an above-ground compressor. When installed correctly, the buried ground loop can last for decades. A leak in the metal tubing is usually the only problem if the ground loop is not installed correctly. In the case of a leak, it may be necessary to dig up the tubing – often installed at least ten feet below the surface – and repair the leak.

Other geothermal system components include its air handling unit, compressor, and pump. These components require periodic system checks by qualified professional heating and cooling technicians. Maintenance normally requires filter changes and component lubrication, to name the most common. It is recommended that an experienced technician perform a multiple-point inspection of the geothermal system components, usually during regularly scheduled annual or bi-annual service calls. To schedule your appointment today, give G & S a call today!

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