If you have a geothermal heating and cooling system, a majority of the system is out of sight under the ground near your home. While this type of system is very energy efficient and great for the environment, it is not without problems. And with a lot of the system being out of sight, identifying these problems can be a big problem in and of itself.
By understanding the specific needs of your geothermal system, you can identify the signs of repair needs early and prevent more costly repairs down the road, even extending the life of your unit. If you need geothermal repair in Murfreesboro, TN, our team is here to help.
Increasing Energy Bills
Your geothermal unit is efficient, so it doesn’t use a lot of energy. If you do notice an increase in your electricity bill, your geothermal unit may not be functioning at its best. When this happens, a possible issue in the heat pump is a common reason for increasing energy use. Thankfully, it’s usually a pretty easy fix. You don’t want to ignore heat pump problems because if the damage spreads, it can mean replacing more components or even your entire system.
If your geothermal unit isn’t getting enough power, it cannot heat and cool your home to your desired temperatures. It may seem silly, but this can happen due to very small issues like a dirty air filter. If your geothermal unit cannot bring in enough airflow, it doesn’t have the air to heat or cool and blow into your home. Changing your air filter regularly is an easy way to make sure that the system is getting enough power. Of course, if you change your air filter and still have a problem, then you need to give our expert team a call to do more research and find out what’s going on.
Rattling is especially concerning when you have a geothermal unit. It’s a sign that your heat pump is wearing out. Small parts can come loose and rattle around inside the system. This can impact your unit’s energy efficiency and also lead to larger problems as loose parts cause more damage. If you hear rattling, you want to have an expert check it out sooner rather than later.
Leaks in Your Yard
Since a large portion of your geothermal unit is under the ground, you need to keep an eye on your yard. If you notice puddles or patches that are particularly wet, the geothermal loops may be leaking. Sometimes the loops can be repaired, but other times they need to be replaced. Our technicians can use a die to see where the leak originates from and determine how bad the leak is.
You also want to pay attention to your coils and make sure that ice doesn’t develop. If this happens, the coils may not be absorbing heat the way they should. If you notice a smell that is similar to a chemical or something burning, this can also point back to coil problems.
Comfort is a must, call the experts you trust. Contact Precision Air, Inc today to schedule an appointment for your HVAC and indoor air quality needs.