Critical Geothermal Heat Pump Maintenance

Geothermal heat pumps are fantastic heating and cooling units that can do the same job as an air conditioner only a whole lot more efficiently. In fact, most homeowners who install a geothermal heat pump save enough on their utility bill to pay off the installation costs in as little as 3 years. If you're thinking about making the switch, don't neglect important geothermal heat pump maintenance.

How to Effectively Maintain a Geothermal Heat Pump

If you know anything about complex machinery, you know it has to be properly cared for to keep it running long term. A geothermal heat pump isn't any different. The upside is that if you keep your system running smoothly, it will keep your utility bills low for a lot of years to come. So, what should you be doing for your unit on a regular basis?

There are a few things:

  • Clean or replace your air filter on at least a quarterly basis. If you have pets, change it more often. Changing the air filter is one of the most important things you can do to keep your system operating efficiently. It will keep interior air quality high, and maintain long term performance.
  • Keep the rest of the system free of dust, dirt and foreign objects. The air filter is the most obvious thing to keep clean, but particles on the coils can also affect efficiency. If it looks dirty, it probably is, so clean it!
  • While it's not really part of the geothermal heat pump, make sure you don't have any leaks or breaks in your home's ducts. These can really ruin your home efficiency. If you do find a breach, get a contractor to fix it ASAP!
  • Annual inspection by a trained professional. This is critical for checking things like the antifreeze level and operating components.

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