Geothermal heat pumps are becoming more popular with clients that live in moderate climates. These units offer a more energy-efficient way to heat and cool a home. These systems utilize electricity to heat and cool spaces. Unlike normal HVAC systems, geothermal heat pumps do not generate heat, they move heat from one location to another. This is one of the main ways that a geothermal heat pumps can save you money.

There are a few different types of heat pumps that are available to homeowners:

  • Heat Pump Water Heater
  • Air-Source Heat Pumps
  • Ductless Heat Pumps
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Absorption Heat Pumps

Importance of Heat Pump Maintenance

As with any heating or cooling system of a home, regular maintenance is necessary to keep them functioning at full-capacity. If one portion of a geothermal heat pump is not working correctly, heating or cooling may become inefficient. During the winter or the summer these inefficiencies may become detrimental to health and well-being. Since these units offer year-around comfort, scheduled maintenance services should be completed periodically.

Signs That A Heat Pump Needs Repair

Geothermal heat pumps, like any other moving part of a home, will inevitably need repairs. As the heat pump falls into disrepair, effectiveness will begin a steady decline. Here is a list of signs that your geothermal heat pump will need professional repair services from Lamco Systems, Inc.:

  • Any abnormal clicking, popping, hissing, or clicking noises are a sure sign that a heat pump needs repair. Different sounds will point to different aspects of a heat pump that have failed; coils, capacitors, motors, etc.
  • Refusal to heat or refusal to cool. When there is a problem within the heat pump system, one or both of the functions will cease.
  • Any buildup of moisture or ice along the coils. The evaporation coils will often have a small buildup of ice which shows that there might be a leak or a coil needs to be replaced.

Geothermal heat pumps are incredibly complicated and delicate systems that need to be maintained and repaired by professionals. All of the internal components will need special attention in order to stay in working order. When your home is in need of maintenance or repairs of the heat pump unit, contact Lamco Systems, Inc.