Geothermal heating systems are an efficient and reliable way to warm up a home. Using the heat found in the ground below the frost line as a medium for heat exchange, a geothermal heat pump will not struggle during extremely cold temperatures the way that a standard air-source heat pump will.
However, homeowners often feel reluctant to take the geothermal route because of the extent of the installation and their concerns about how well the system will operate. Although geothermal installation does require a significant amount of space (and therefore it will not work with all properties), these heating systems are among the most durable available for homes. As for repairs, geothermal systems have some special considerations but do not require a large number of repair jobs compared to other heating systems like air-source heat pumps, furnaces, and boilers.
To learn more about geothermal systems and geothermal heating repair in Jeffersonville, IN and the surrounding areas, call AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning and talk to our specialists today. We handle numerous services for geothermal systems throughout the greater Louisville Kentucky and Southern Indiana areas.
Geothermal heating repairs
The part of a geothermal system that people usually feel concerned about is the ground loops. These plastic loops carry the refrigerant (usually a solution of water and anti-freeze) that moves heat from the ground into the heat pump system indoors and the heat exchanger. The loops are either buried 6–10 feet down (horizontal configuration) or 300–450 feet down (vertical configuration). These loops rarely need repairs, however, and they can sometimes endure for more than 50 years. If the loops do develop leaks, the problem is not difficult to locate: technicians insert a dye into the refrigerant from indoors and then track where the color emerges on the property outdoors. Then they can make precise excavations to repair the leak.
Most of the repairs that a geothermal heat pump may require are for its indoor heat pump elements. In this way, a geothermal system is no different than any heat pump, and will not suffer from a greater number of repair needs—provided the system receives regular maintenance.
In general, you should expect a geothermal system that received high-quality professional installation to last for many years without requiring major repairs. You will need to schedule routine maintenance for the system every year from professionals, but you must do this for any heating system.
We offer maintenance services that will keep any geothermal system in the best condition possible.
Call AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning for geothermal installation as well as for any needs you have for geothermal heating repair in Jeffersonville, IN.