Geothermal heating is growing increasingly popular across North America. These unique heat pumps help the environment and save you money. As seasons in Canada change from 40 degree summers to -40 degree winters the primary cost of hydro is heating and cooling. What many people do not know is that while surface temperature is certainly affected by the sun for a few meters this effect stops near 6-10 meters into the Earth. This far down the temperature remains consistent regardless of temperature above. In winter it is warmer and in summer it is cooler.
This is why geothermal energy systems exist. Pipes or ducts are installed into the ground that connect to your house. These pipes run in a "loop" and air is exchanged through circulation from a fan in your house. For every 1 unit of energy needed to power the fan 5 units of heating or cooling are returned. That's a pretty efficient system!
Geothermal Heating and Cooling systems are built to last for decades or even generations with proper installation. Of course, accidents happen and things get damaged. Some indicators of damaged geothermal systems are:
- Uneven heating or cooling in home. Some rooms different temperature than others with no real explanation.
- Strange Noises from below.
- Odd scents from your heating and cooling system.
If any of these or other signs of damage have occurred, you may need to seek a geothermal heat pump repair service. Your heat pump receives the heated air on the surface and concentrates it. The air is then sent as needed into your home as comfortably warm air that keeps you and all who are with you comfortable and content. Its failure can be caused by anything from electrical failure to a problem in the pipes' circulation.
Whatever the problem, Nottawasaga Mechanicals' highly-qualified engineers and technicians will be more than happy to help. We are certified to provide geothermal heat pump repair services to heat pumps of all kinds!
For more information on our geothermal heat pump repair service, please call or visit Nottawasaga Mechanical in Barrie, Ontario.