If you’re seeking greener HVAC options for your Bearbranch, KY, home, you may be considering a geothermal heat pump. Although these heat pumps can last longer than traditional systems, reduce pollution and lower your heating and cooling bills, they do require occasional repairs. Read on to learn about three common issues with geothermal systems that may require the help of a professional HVAC technician.

1. Mineral Deposits Impede Operation

Bearbranch households that have made the switch to geothermal heating often use groundwater in their systems to help transfer heat. The naturally occurring mineral deposits in groundwater can cause scale buildup on the interior of the ground loop. If the buildup accumulates substantially, the mineral deposits may restrict water flow and cause the system to fail.

2. Leaks May Develop in the System

A geothermal system requires water flow, so a leak may reduce its efficiency. Even a slow leak will eventually require repair once enough water has escaped from the system.

3. Ductwork Issues Can Obstruct Water Flow

As with many other HVAC systems, a geothermal system uses fans to move conditioned air through ductwork. Issues with a system’s ductwork can reduce a geothermal system’s efficiency.

Some ductwork issues may be simple, like a dirty air filter. Others might be more complex, like gaps in the ductwork or improper design, and require more comprehensive repair work.

Signs That Your Geothermal System May Need Repair

Fortunately, there are signs that let you know it’s time to have a professional evaluate your geothermal system. High electric bills, uneven heating and cooling throughout your rooms, insufficient heating and cooling or strange noises and smells are all reasons to contact our technicians.

Call Appalachian Refrigeration, Heating & Cooling to troubleshoot your geothermal heating system. We bring highly efficient, affordable solutions to homes and businesses in Bearbranch, KY, and the surrounding areas.

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