Geothermal heat pumps, also known as geothermal heating systems, are a type of low-energy and eco-friendly heating (and cooling!) system that distributes heat from beneath the ground into your home through a series of pipes. These systems are able to run very quietly. Changes in the environment may call for the replacement of a geothermal system. We advise opting for a replacement when the price of repairs is at least a third of the value of the entire system.
Geothermal systems can be installed vertically or horizontally, depending on the environment. This means that installing a geothermal system doesn’t have to take up a lot of space, as the outside pipes and components are buried. Geothermal systems are rather complex and can broken down into two distinct phases. The first phase involves drilling and installing the loop field. The second phase consists of installing the geothermal heat pump equipment, and tying everything together.
Geothermal systems should be serviced annually. Periodic checks to the air filter and drain, and annual coil cleanings are advised for maximum performance. The water pump filter should be cleaned every three months.