Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Central

One of the beauties of heating and cooling your Central home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it demands so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance doesn’t 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. In addition to 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 last for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the calculated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Make it a point to consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for proper maintenance procedures. It’s enough to note here that inspecting fluid levels as a rule means checking on the amount of refrigerant required to operate the geothermal heat pump.

There are in fact two filters in the air handling unit that must be changed periodically: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters help eliminate airborne particles picked up from all over your home; particles such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Ordinarily, HEPA filters are employed, but there are other sorts of acceptable filters that can be helpful to allergy sufferers.

Geothermal system air filters are typically disposable. 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 necessary that you put on rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that covers your mouth and nose. It’s even more critical, however, that you unplug 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 call on the pros at Fairfield Heating & Cooling. We’re at your service!