Whether there’s a summer heat wave or winter cold snap, the ground beneath our feet maintains a relatively consistent temperature throughout the year. Dig down about 1.5 metres, and you’ll find that the constant earth temperature is higher than average winter temperatures and lower than average summer temperatures. A geothermal system takes advantage of this by drawing the heat from the ground into your home. The technology works similarly to that of heat pumps but capitalizes on a natural resource to keep your home feeling comfortable all year long.
In the summer months, the system is reversed. Heat is moved from your home into the ground beneath. Cooler refrigerant facilitates the heat transfer, circulating cool air throughout your space. In no time at all, you’ll notice colder temperatures indoors.
You’ll be pleased to learn this kind of system creates zero carbon emissions. Over the course of a year, using a geothermal system reduces enough carbon emissions to equal the removal of two cars from the road. It’s also an incredibly safe option, with zero risk of carbon monoxide leaks or explosions.
Geothermal System Maintenance Requirements
Geothermal heating and cooling systems need maintenance just as any other HVAC unit does. Thankfully, these maintenance tasks are relatively simple. The most important chore is keeping up with filter changes. The air quality in your home depends mainly on how clean your filter is. Old, dirty, or damaged filters can seriously impact the effectiveness of your system. High-efficiency, cleanable filters can help save money and stress while ensuring quality and efficiency from your system for months at a time.
You’ll also want to keep an eye on your condensate drain. Should it become damaged or clogged, you’ll see a drop in the efficiency of your system, or in some cases, a complete breakdown. For best results, check your condensate drain at the start of each season to ensure air and condensate fluid is flowing easily.
For people who deem these maintenance requirements too daunting, a professional service can ease your mind. Indeed, it’s quite common to rely on professionals for ongoing HVAC maintenance needs. The Aire Serv team will ensure all or your systems are running as optimally as possible. Preventative maintenance will help to keep emergency breakdowns from occurring and extend the lifespan of your geothermal heat pumps.
Emergency Geothermal Heating and Cooling Repair
Life gets stressful when your heating or cooling system goes on the fritz. That’s especially true when breakdowns happen on holidays, over the weekend, or late in the evening. Thankfully, our geothermal heating and cooling experts work around the clock to deliver results when you need them most. The next time you’re faced with a breakdown, don’t hesitate to give your local Aire Serv a call. No matter the hour, there will always be a friendly voice on the line to address the problem at hand. We’ll quickly dispatch service professionals to your location to get started on repairs.
There’s no need to worry about expensive overtime costs, either. We charge by the job, not by the hour. We also stand by our work with the Done Right Promise™, which means our job is not done until you’re completely satisfied. This commitment has helped make Aire Serv professionals the go-to geothermal system experts. You can count on us to consistently deliver the service you need and deserve.
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Still asking, “What is a heat pump?” Curious about the geothermal heat pump cost in Canada? Unclear about how to best maintain your system? Feeling unsure about whether you need a repair or replacement? Allow Aire Serv to help! Our team of service professionals can walk you through any questions or concerns you might have about your geothermal heating and cooling system. We can also make any necessary repairs and provide ongoing maintenance support. With service this comprehensive, it’s no wonder that so many Canadians have come to rely on Aire Serv for all the HVAC needs. Call us or schedule an appointment online today!