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 minimal maintenance necessary. The system’s relative simplicity is reason enough that. Still, minimal maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. Keeping your system operating smoothly and efficiently necessitates 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. Beyond that, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at American Energy Guard. These dual efforts – yours and ours – can assure that your compressors and circulation pumps endure for a good 35 to 50 years, the estimated 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 tell you here that examining fluid levels as a rule occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to run the geothermal heat pump.

There are,to be precise, 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 capture airborne particles sucked in 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 satisfactory filters that can be good for those racked with allergies.

Disposable geothermal system air filters are the most prevalent. 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 further 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!