Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Central

One of the beauties of heating and cooling your Central home with a geothermal system is that it demands so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. Still, minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to mean no maintenance. Keeping your system running smoothly and efficiently calls for routinely 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. Beyond that, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Fairfield Heating & Cooling. These dual efforts – yours and ours – can help guarantee that your compressors and circulation pumps keep going for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the reckoned life of your geothermal system.

Be sure to consult your owner's manual for correct maintenance procedures. It’s enough to say here that investigating fluid levels on the whole means checking on the amount of refrigerant required to operate 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 capture airborne particles collected from all over your home; particles such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. In the main, HEPA filters are used, but there are other sorts of decent filters that can help those troubled by allergies.

The most prevalent geothermal air filter is the disposable kind. Replace them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can refresh 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 put on rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that covers your mouth and nose. It’s even more crucial, however, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

For more details on maintaining your geothermal heating and cooling system, refer to your O&M Manual or consult with the pros at Fairfield Heating & Cooling. We’re at your service!