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5 Maintenance Tips You Should Know About Your Geothermal System

5 Maintenance Tips You Should Know About Your Geothermal System

A geothermal system is a great alternative to a conventional HVAC system, but owning one still requires regularly maintenance if you want it to perform properly. Here are things you should focus on when maintaining your unit.

Change the Air Filter

The most important task a homeowner can complete to maximize the system’s efficiency and to extend its life is to change the air filter regularly. During the hottest and coldest months of the year in Dallas, when your system operates the most, you should aim to change the air filter monthly.

Clear the Condensate Drain

Another task homeowners can complete is to routinely check the condensate drain for any blockages. As with traditional AC systems, condensation can form on the coils of a geothermal system during the spring and summer months. As it flows away, it can clog the drain with dirt and dust that it takes with it.

Schedule HVAC Maintenance

Geothermal systems are complex in nature. To ensure your system is optimized for efficiency, cost savings and comfort, it’s important to schedule proper maintenance by a trained professional at least twice per year.

Check the Coolant

A geothermal unit operates by sending coolant through a set of underground pipes, where they exchange heat to regulate your home’s temperature. Although these pipes don’t usually need maintenance, it’s possible for a leak to form. During maintenance, an HVAC technician will test the lines for leaks and ensure the coolant measures at an appropriate level.

Repair Any Leaks

If the HVAC technician finds a leak, he or she will repair it to ensure your system isn’t compromised. It’s rare to find leaks in underground geothermal pipes, but even one can greatly impact your system’s ability to cool and heat your home properly.

If you’re interested in purchasing a geothermal system from Carrier, or if you already own one and need maintenance performed on it, check out this product page or contact Airwise Heating and Air Conditioning at (817) 444-0090 .