Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Greene County

One of the niceties of heating and cooling your Greene County home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it demands so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. But minimal maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. Keeping your system running smoothly and efficiently does entail periodically checking the heat pump’s fluid levels and temperatures as well as changing filters in both the air handling unit and the geothermal ground-loop system. Beyond that, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Kool-Temp Heating & Cooling Inc.. These complementary efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps hold up for a good 35 to 50 years, the approximated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Be sure to consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for information on the right maintenance procedures. It’s enough to say here that investigating fluid levels mainly involves checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to utilize the geothermal heat pump.

There are actually two filters in the air handling unit that need changing every now and then: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters capture airborne particles collected throughout your home; particles such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Ordinarily, HEPA filters are employed, but there are other kinds of satisfactory filters that can help allergy sufferers.

The most prevalent geothermal air filter is the disposable kind. Change them every three months. Permanent filters, which are cleanable with a vacuum-cleaner hose, should be removed from the housing and cleaned every one to three months. Whether cleaning or replacing, it’s necessary that you put on rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more crucial, in any event, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

For further information on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, review your O&M Manual or see the specialists at Kool-Temp Heating & Cooling Inc.. We’re at your service!