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Does My Geothermal Heat Pump Need Maintenance before Each Summer?

A geothermal heat pump is one of the most durable of all residential comfort systems. The one that you have working for your home (and give us a call if you want one installed) should last for decades while providing you with energy-efficient heating and cooling. The indoor heat pump components of a geothermal system have an average lifespan greater than 20 years, and the ground coils can endure for more than 50 years!

But don’t let this longevity deceive you into becoming complacent about your geothermal heat pump. You still must arrange for maintenance, both during the fall to prepare for winter heating and during the spring to prepare for summer cooling.

Look to the geothermal heat pump professionals at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems for your regular maintenance needs in Waynesville, NC and the surrounding areas.

The importance of geothermal system maintenance

Here’s something you should always keep in mind about your geothermal comfort system: it is still a heat pump and must have the same sort of bi-annual care that other heat pumps need. The indoor components of the geothermal system are electro-mechanical and will suffer from standard wear and tear over a season. Before the summer begins, a technician must look over the indoor cabinet of the heat pump and check that its motors are lubricated, electrical connections tight, coils clean, and the thermostat correctly calibrated.

The outdoor components of the system require special maintenance as well. The technician won’t need to dig up the coils, but the manifold needs to be checked, and sometimes open loop systems must have an acid flush to remove deposits. Each maintenance visit will involve a thorough test on the loops to make sure they aren’t leaking and in need of repairs.

A geothermal heat pump installation is a large investment, but it’s one that will pay off in numerous ways over a long stretch of years. To protect this investment, make sure that you never forget to schedule maintenance service for it. Premier Indoor Comfort Systems is here to see that you receive the best service from your geothermal heating and cooling.