Geothermal Maintenance Made Easy
April 2, 2019
As warm weather returns, it’s time for your spring geothermal maintenance check-up!
At CORECHEM, we recommend you inspect your geothermal system at least once a year. Spring and fall are the most common times to do this. Test in the spring to look for post-winter issues; test in the fall to make sure your fluid concentration is high enough to prevent freezing.
Either way, it’s important to perform a check to detect any small issues your system may be having before they become big – and expensive.
First things first! Do an annual fluids test. A spring fluids test will help detect:
- the presence of / potential for algae or mold growth (bio-fouling) prior to summer weather
- the presence of /potential for corrosion
- whether or not your fluid is ‘spent’
- underground leaks (One good indicator of leaks is if you have red clay or excessive dirt in your geothermal fluid.)
CORECHEM is making is easy – and fast – to test the health of your geothermal system this spring! Call us today to have a geothermal maintenance test kit mailed to you. Your fluid will be tested for concentration, pH, and reserve alkalinity. Additional testing is performed as needed to further diagnose the health of your geothermal fluid. You should receive your results within 2 days of our receiving your sample!
It is also important to check:
- Filters. Clogged filters in your heat exchanger increase wear and tear on your pumps. (Ideally, we recommend checking these at least once a quarter.)
- Condensate drain. A clogged condensate drain will impede water flow – causing your pumps to work extra hard.
- For visible leaks.
- All of your heat pumps, fans, thermostat and other equipment. These should be tested to ensure they are working properly.
- Foliage overgrowth. Remove foliage to ensure nothing is obstructing your air intake.
At CORECHEM, we look forward to helping you bring your geothermal fluid up to speed. Call us today to discuss our geothermal fluid products including: glycols, alcohol-based fluids, and corrosion inhibitors.