Geothermal Heat Pump Services
Geothermal heat pumps are an effective, clean, and energy-efficient heating and cooling solution available to homeowners and business owners alike. The key to efficient geothermal heating and cooling? High-quality repairs and scheduled maintenance. Aire Serv® offers professional geothermal heat pump services.
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Geothermal heat pumps, like air source heat pumps that move heat from the outside air, transfer low-level solar heat from the ground or body of water to heat and cool homes. At Aire Serv, our geothermal heat pump installation, repair, and maintenance services extend to the four major types of geothermal HVAC systems:
- Horizontal loop
- Vertical loop
- Open loop
Geothermal Heat Pump Installation
The steps towards successfully installing a geothermal heat pump system will vary depending on your chosen make and model. Your local Aire Serv can guide you through every step of the process, from investigation through installation and ongoing maintenance.
Ultimately, three components will need to be installed or retrofitted to make your system complete: the heat pump (air handler, geothermal exchanger, etc.), the closed- or open-loop system, and the ductwork or distribution system.
Our Geothermal Heat Pump Repair Service
While the underground piping has essentially no moving parts and can go many decades without issues, the heat pump unit and thermostat require maintenance and occasional repairs just like other heating and cooling systems. The most common geothermal system problems include:
- Broken or damaged fan blades
- Scale buildup
- Broken or stuck valves
- Problems with the motor
Our seasoned HVAC technicians are well-equipped to maintain and repair any part of your system.
Heat Pump Replacement Service
When repair isn’t possible, trust your local Aire Serv technician to skillfully replace your unit. Like standard HVAC systems, like furnaces, heat pump replacement is relatively simple (if you’ve got the tools and know-how)!
Replacing the underground components of a geothermal heating and cooling system pose different challenges. The approach will vary by the type of existing system and chosen replacement.
Geothermal HVAC Maintenance
Like all HVAC systems, the efficiency and lifespan of your geothermal HVAC system unit will depend on your commitment to routine maintenance.
During an annual preventative maintenance appointment, your technician will:
- Ensure the heat pump/heat exchanger is in good working order.
- Check seals and connections.
- Check for any leaks.
- Verify thermostat function.
- And more.
Find Geothermal Service Near Me
Geothermal heat pumps should always be repaired and serviced by a trained professional. Count on Aire Serv to keep your geothermal heating and cooling system in good working order. Request an appointment online or call to get started.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are all heat pumps geothermal?
No. Heat pumps may be air source, geothermal (ground- or water-source), or hybrid.
How does a geothermal heat pump work?
When you want to heat your home, geothermal heat pumps harness solar energy from a few feet below the earth’s surface or from a body of water. In a closed-loop system, pipes filled with a conducting liquid are buried below the ground in your yard or beneath your driveway. The liquid in the pipes is circulated through the heat pump in your home, bringing thermal energy from the ground, indoors.
When you want to cool your home, the heat pump works in reverse, absorbing hot, humid air and moving it underground to cool and dehumidify your home.
Do geothermal heat pumps work in cold climates?
Yes, and much more efficiently than air-source heat pumps. While the air temperature plummets in cold weather leaving the unit with less heat to harvest, underground temperatures stay pretty much the same throughout the winter months. Geothermal heat pumps are an excellent, highly efficient option for homeowners in cold or four-season climates.
How much does it cost to install a geothermal heat pump?
Geothermal systems are a significant investment, but many property owners note that they pay for themselves over time! The exact cost of installation will vary based on the type of system chosen. Consult your local Aire Serv to learn more about your options.