Geothermal heating and cooling systems are rapidly becoming a popular solution for those seeking to avoid increasing energy costs. Higher electricity, gas, and oil prices make it all but impossible to control how much you spend keeping your family comfortable year–round. Many people turn to geothermal heating and cooling, but this form of comfort control will only work well over the long haul if the system is well maintained.
Proper geothermal system maintenance is an ongoing necessity. The Washington, DC area geothermal experts at Service Doctors recommend that regular maintenance be performed annually by one of our trained professionals, in addition to ongoing maintenance by the homeowner. Call us today to learn more about our maintenance services and how we can keep your system operating at peak performance and efficiency at all times.
Geothermal Home Maintenance
While a professional annual maintenance visit is certainly necessary to optimize your geothermal system’s performance, it should be supplemented by regular at–home checkups by the homeowner. That means you should regularly check certain parts and filters on your system to ensure they are always operating as they should.
Most geothermal heat pumps have both permanent and replaceable filters. The former can be cleaned with a hose to remove excess build up. The latter, however, need to be removed and replaced on a regular schedule. Some of these replaceable filters only need service once a year during your maintenance visit, but others may need to be checked by the homeowner in the interim.
Additionally, to avoid clogged filters, it’s recommended that you carefully remove excess debris and build up from around your heat pump. This kind of build–up can easily become a long term problem for your system if it blocks the incoming or outgoing air supply.
Professional Geothermal Maintenance
While you can do quite a bit to keep your system running smoothly, a routine annual visit from a geothermal technician is a must. A regularly scheduled geothermal maintenance visit ensures that anything minor issues are repaired early and that the system’s capacity is maintained. With ongoing maintenance, you all but assure your system lasts until the recommended replacement age, and in many cases it can last much longer.
Call Service Doctors if you’re looking for the best geothermal system maintenance technicians in the Washington D.C. area. Whether you need a new filter or your system’s efficiency is slowly beginning to decline, we have the tools and experienced staff on hand to deal with any and all issues that may arise. Call us today to learn more about our geothermal services.