Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Columbia

One of the best things about heating and cooling your Columbia home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it needs so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. Still, minimal maintenance isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system’s performance smooth and efficient does entail regularly checking the heat pump’s fluid levels and temperatures as well as changing filters in both the air handling unit and the geothermal ground-loop system. Aside from that, annual maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at WaterFurnace. These dual efforts – yours and ours – can help guarantee that your compressors and circulation pumps hang in there for a solid 35 to 50 years, the approximated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Make sure you consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for details on the proper maintenance procedures. Suffice it to note here that investigating fluid levels as a rule occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant required to use the geothermal heat pump.

There are in fact two filters in the air handling unit that have to 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 like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Typically, HEPA filters are used, but there are other sorts of decent filters that can be beneficial for those troubled by allergies.

The majority of geothermal system air filters are disposable. Switch them out them every three months. Permanent filters, which are cleanable 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 critical that you wear rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that covers your mouth and nose. It’s even more critical, 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 WaterFurnace. We’re at your service!