Geothermal heat pumps and similar systems make a lot of sense in our part of the world. The ambient heat beneath the ground doesn’t change once you get more than a few feet below the surface. Geothermal systems make cunning use of that, installing tubes below the surface the circulate a mixture of water and antifreeze. That lets them pull heat from the earth or deposit heat into the earth from your home: providing reliable heating and cooling for very little money. They usually require large stretches of property, but that’s not a problem here in Selma, TX, and installation options are available for properties with smaller square footage. Problems are rare for geothermal systems – it’s one of the benefits of this particular form of cooling – but they do happen, and when they do, you want the right service to come make it right. Here’s a quick list of a few to keep an eye out for.
- Low Heat or Cool Levels. If the system isn’t generating sufficient heat of cooling levels, it’s often a problem with the liquid flowing through the tubs, which can be traced to a pump issue or perhaps a clog in the line. A trained technician can usually take care of both.
- No Cooling at All. Refrigerant can sometimes leak from the system as it can from a regular air conditioning. Plugging the leak and recharging the refrigerant should solve the problem.
- High Humidity. In cases where the humidity is too high, the fan motor may be overpowered, causing excessive air flow within the system. A technician can adjust the motor or replace it with one that is appropriately sized.
- Electrical Issues. Heat pumps rely on electricity to run the pump and fan motor. Frayed wires or other problems may cause those components to malfunction.
Look to Cowboy’s Air Conditioning and Heating for help with geothermal heating and cooling issues.