Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Mitchell

One of the best things about heating and cooling your Mitchell home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance necessary. The system’s relative simplicity accounts for that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to mean no maintenance. Keeping your system running smoothly and efficiently does entail regularly checking the heat pump’s fluid levels and temperatures as well as cleaning or installing new filters in both the air handling unit and the geothermal ground-loop system. In addition to that, yearly maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Affordable Geothermal LLC. These twin efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps hang in there for a respectable 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 correct maintenance procedures. Suffice it to say here that inspecting fluid levels as a rule means checking on the amount of refrigerant required to use the geothermal heat pump.

There are actually two filters in the air handling unit that must be changed every so often: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters catch airborne particles picked up from all over your home; particles on the order of dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Ordinarily, HEPA filters are employed, but there are other types of acceptable filters that can be beneficial for allergy sufferers.

Disposable geothermal system air filters are the norm. Change them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can clean with a vacuum-cleaner hose, should be taken out of the housing and cleaned every one to three months. Whether cleaning or replacing, it’s important that you put on rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that shields your mouth and nose. It’s even more crucial, however, that you isolate the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more specifics on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, look at your O&M Manual or see the specialists at Affordable Geothermal LLC. We’re at your service!