If you have a geothermal HVAC system, you know how incredibly efficient it is and how well it keeps your entire Clinton, LA, home comfortable. However, as with other HVAC systems, there are problems that do arise from time to time. Below are five things to keep an eye on when troubleshooting problems with your geothermal HVAC system.
Dirty Air Filters
Air filters constantly work to maintain good air quality in your home. If you notice your geothermal heat pump struggling to keep your home comfortable, it’s a good idea to check your air filters and either clean or replace them. One sign you need to replace your air filters is when you notice that there’s not a lot of air flowing through your system.
Your geothermal heat pump moves heated or cooled air through a series of ducts. Poorly designed ductwork or ducts with holes or gaps in the joints allow air to escape, thereby wasting energy. Another ductwork issue is if you have dirty ducts filled with dust, pest droppings, pollen and other contaminants that block airflow and contaminate air quality.
Ground Loop Pressure Problems
A geothermal HVAC system extracts heat from the ground and uses water pressure through a series of loops to heat and cool your home. As your ground loops expand over time, you end up with improper ground loop pressure and will need a professional to add more water to return proper pressure.
Heat Pump Issues
While geothermal HVAC systems are unique since they use the ground to heat and cool your home, they still share at least a few components with other HVAC systems. You can experience a few issues with your heat pump such as refrigerant leaks, which require a professional to fix. Other issues include tripped breakers, dead thermostat batteries and a clog in the condensate drain, which is easily fixed.
Don’t let issues with your geothermal HVAC system get you down. Contact Central Heating & Air today for all your HVAC maintenance needs.
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