Maintaining the proper level of antifreeze in your geothermal heat system’s ground loop is necessary to ensure the proper functioning of the entire system. Without the proper amount of antifreeze, the fluid in you loop field could freezer and cause damage to your geothermal heat system. When performing routine maintenance, have your technician check the antifreeze levels in your system-improper levels may be a sign of a leak in the ground loop.
The piping used to create the ground loop portion of your system is very durable and should not need maintenance. Even so, during a maintenance inspection, your piping should be checked to make sure there are no leaks in the system. Any leak can prevent your geothermal heat system from functioning at its best, and should be corrected immediately.
Your duct work transfers heating and cooling from the geothermal heat system into your home. If the ducts aren’t up to par, your geothermal heat system can’t provide the comfort levels you want indoors. Ducts should be inspected for leaks and other damage, and corrected so that conditioned air can flow properly into the home.
Dirt and Debris
Dirt and debris buildup anywhere in your geothermal heat system is bad news. This buildup can cause damage to system components and affect the quality of your indoor air. A geothermal heat system technician will clean crucial components during maintenance to prevent damage to the mechanical components. Removing dirt and debris will also help improve the overall efficiency of your system.