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Does Your Geothermal Cooling System Need Repair?

The advent of geothermal heating and cooling in recent years has brought a high level of energy-efficiency to homes throughout the country. These durable systems can endure for over 50 years, provided how they are used and how they are maintained. The steady temperature of the earth allows your cooling and heating power to remain stable no matter what the temperature is outdoors.

Geothermal systems require repair very rarely. This is particularly true if you participate in an annual maintenance plan for your system. Repair needs do still crop up though, no matter how well you maintain your geothermal system. We’ve shared some indicators below that could alert you that it’s time for your geothermal cooling systems to get repaired.

Wet Spots on Your Lawn

It’s very rare for the ground loops of a geothermal system to leak. However, if your system is nearing its 50-year milestone, it is possible. Be sure you know the age of your geothermal cooling system if you move into a home that already has one installed.

The geothermal loops don’t circulate refrigerant. Rather, they circulate water—or a water and antifreeze mixture. If you do notice wet spots on your lawn while at the same time noticing a difference in your systems cooling power, it may be time for a licensed HVAC technician to come inspect the system. They’ll be able to use a dye within your system to determine if there is a leak and where it’s coming from.

Other Signs

Your geothermal cooling system functions like a standard heat pump, and therefore is prone to the same difficulties. You should keep a watch out for malfunctions such as the loss of cooling power, ice developing along the indoor coils during cooling mode, a drop in air flow, and grating loud noises coming from the cabinet. As mentioned above, damage to the loops is rare, especially in newer systems. The problem might actually originate inside the interior cabinet. Having the system professional inspected is the quickest way to put your concerns to rest.

For geothermal system repair in Whittier, NC, contact Premier Indoor Comfort Systems LLC. We’re available 7 days a week and if we don’t have an answer for you, we’ll find it!