Homeowner DIY maintenance
Follow these tips to keep your geothermal system running efficiently.
- As with most HVAC units, one of the most important things a homeowner can do to extend the life and maximize the unit's efficiency is to regularly clean or change the filters. If done according to the user manual, this simple geothermal system preventative maintenance practice can help keep the unit working effectively by keeping the air coil free of dust and debris.
- Homeowners should also periodically check the condensate drain. Just as with air conditioning units, condensation can form on the coils of geothermal systems during the warmer months. As the condensation flows away, it can take dirt and dust with it, which, over time, can potentially clog the condensate drain. Check the drain once per season to make sure water flow isn't being impeded.
- If the technician does locate a leak, it will have to be repaired. Leaks in underground geothermal pipes are rare, but if present, they can significantly impact your system's ability to heat and cool your home.