Geothermal System Repairs & Installation

A geothermal system is a central heating and cooling system that works by transferring heat to or from the ground. It makes use of the earth as a heat sink during the hot summer months, but it is also able to use the earth as a heat source during winter. If you have one of these systems installed and it is malfunctioning, we will be able to assist by performing the necessary repairs to it quickly, professionally and affordably.

Average Cost of Geothermal Service and Repair

The cost of repairing a geothermal heat pump will depend largely on what has gone wrong with it and how long it will take to repair, as labor will be billed for on a per-hour basis. However, repair costs will usually range between $300 and $1,800, as these units are specialized and therefore, should only be repaired by qualified persons. One of the most common forms of repair and maintenance that are performed on these systems is the cleaning out of the system’s pipes, as they can become clogged with debris over time. Another common problem on these systems in leaky loops or pipes; however this can usually be repaired at a relatively low cost of between $80 and $120.

Determining if a Geothermal System Requires Repairs

In most cases, geothermal systems will display either one or even all of the symptoms mentioned below before a major problem makes itself known:

  1. Various zones inside the property are being heated or cooled unevenly
  2. Unexplained grinding or banging noises
  3. Strange or unpleasant odors emanating from the heat pump or cooling system itself

Geothermal System Installation

Although these systems are expensive to install, they more than make up for this in that they are extremely quiet, reliable and affordable to operate. Geothermal systems are able to lower a property’s energy bills by between 30% and 75% if installed correctly and they are also considered to be the most efficient HVAC option on the market at present. Owing to the fact that these systems rely on the earth’s natural energy sources to operate, no additional fuel sources such as wood, coal or gas need to be purchased in order to operate them. This means that property owners can rest assured that their new system will not be polluting the environment in any way while it is in use.

The cost of having a geothermal installation performed will depend largely on the size of the property that needs to be heated and cooled, the size of the loop field, whether current ducting is usable and the size of the pump that is being installed. The larger the property is, the more the installation will cost.

If you are interested in finding out more about how you can benefit from having a geothermal installation performed at your residential or commercial property, contact us by calling (540) 665-2722 or by sending an email to us at office@rcshetingair.com. By filling out our handy free estimate form, you will also be able to get a general idea of how much it could cost you to have one of these systems installed on your property.