Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Van Buren

One of the best things about heating and cooling your Van Buren home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the negligible maintenance it requires. The system’s relative simplicity is reason enough that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system’s performance trouble-free and efficient calls for 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, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at American Energy Guard. These binary efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps endure for a good 35 to 50 years, the estimated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Be sure to consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for correct maintenance procedures. It’s enough to tell you here that examining fluid levels on the whole occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to run 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 capture airborne particles collected from all over your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Normally, HEPA filters are used, but there are other kinds of acceptable filters that can be good for those racked with allergies.

The majority of geothermal system air filters are disposable. Replace 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 necessary that you put on rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more crucial, however, that you disconnect 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 consult with the experts at American Energy Guard. We’re at your service!