Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Hart

One of the greatest things about heating and cooling your Hart home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance necessary. The system’s relative simplicity accounts for that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system’s performance smooth and efficient necessitates regularly checking the heat pump’s fluid levels and temperatures as well as replacing filters in both the air handling unit and the geothermal ground-loop system. Beyond that, yearly maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Adams Heating & Cooling II. These twin efforts – yours and ours – can ensure that your compressors and circulation pumps last for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the adjudged life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

By all means, consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for correct maintenance procedures. Suffice it to say here that inspecting fluid levels as a rule means checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to run the geothermal heat pump.

There are actually two filters in the air handling unit that need changing every so often: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters capture airborne particles collected from all over your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Usually, HEPA filters are used, but there are other types of decent filters that can be good for allergy sufferers.

The most prevalent geothermal air filter is the disposable kind. Switch them out 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 important that you don rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more crucial, however, that you disconnect the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more details on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, refer to your O&M Manual or see the specialists at Adams Heating & Cooling II. We’re at your service!