If you have a geothermal system working to keep your home cool, there are parts that can fail. This doesn't often happen with these AC designs, but it does happen, and you want to know how to repair the problems. Issues with your geothermal AC heat pump that might need to be repaired this summer include:
Leaking Pipes in Geothermal Systems
The geothermal heat pump of your system has a circuit of pipes that provides the thermal exchange and can be open or closed systems. When these pipes leak, it can cause the system to not work properly, damage components, and lead to issues with contamination. Leaking pipes are some of the most common problems with geothermal HVAC systems and need to be repaired before damage to your system becomes costlier.
Issues with Ductwork and Blower Fans
Just like other types of HVAC systems, a geothermal AC also has conventional ductwork and blower fans. The difference with these systems is that sometimes better insulation and rigid duct lines are used to make them more efficient and durable. Even if you have more durable ducts, there might occasionally be problems with wear that need to be repaired.
Corrosion Causing Geothermal Equipment Failures
The corrosion of the pipes and other components of a geothermal HVAC system is another problem that you might have to deal with. The problem with geothermal heat pumps is that the fluids that circulate through the pipes can cause corrosion not just to the pipes but also to corrode other equipment. These problems can lead to failures and might need to be repaired as your system ages. If you have to replace corroded geothermal components, you may want to ask about upgrading them with more corrosion-resistant materials to avoid future problems.
Problems with Pumps, Compressors, and Heat Pump Equipment
A geothermal heat pump is a little different than other systems. It uses pumps and compressors to provide cooling. These components can fail and need repairs just like a conventional air conditioner and might need repairs before other geothermal components need to be repaired or replaced. If your system has leaks that need to be repaired, it could be due to the problems with the compressor too, which might need to be replaced.
The problems with geothermal heat pumps can cause air conditioners to stop working and other mechanical problems. Contact an AC repair service for help dealing with these issues when your system stops cooling.