Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Mountain Home

One of the niceties of heating and cooling your Mountain Home home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it needs so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. Still, minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to mean no maintenance. Keeping your system’s performance trouble-free and efficient does entail 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, annual maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Custom Heating & Cooling Inc.. These complementary efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps hang in there for a solid 35 to 50 years, the adjudged life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

See to it that you consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for details on the correct maintenance procedures. Suffice it to note here that examining fluid levels as a rule means checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to utilize the geothermal heat pump.

There are in fact two filters in the air handling unit that require changing every so often: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters catch airborne particles sucked in throughout your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. In general, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other sorts of reasonable filters that can be of benefit to allergy sufferers.

Most geothermal system air filters are disposable. Change them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can clean with a vacuum-cleaner hose, should be pulled from the housing and cleaned every one to three months. Whether cleaning or replacing, it’s critical that you wear rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that shields your mouth and nose. It’s even more critical, though, that you disconnect the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more information on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, study your O&M Manual or talk with the experts at Custom Heating & Cooling Inc.. We’re at your service!