Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Danville

One of the beauties of heating and cooling your Danville home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance required. The system’s relative simplicity accounts for that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system’s operation smooth and efficient does entail periodically checking the heat pump’s fluid levels and temperatures as well as swapping out filters in both the air handling unit and the geothermal ground-loop system. Aside from that, yearly maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Geo Climate Control. These twin efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps endure for a solid 35 to 50 years, the determined life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Make it a point to consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for information on the right maintenance procedures. Suffice it to tell you here that checking fluid levels basically involves 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 must be changed every now and then: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters help get rid of airborne particles picked up from all over your home; particles on the order of dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Usually, HEPA filters are used, but there are other types of reasonable filters that can help allergy sufferers.

Disposable geothermal system air filters are the most common. 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 necessary that you put on rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more critical, though, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

For further tips on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, study your O&M Manual or see the specialists at Geo Climate Control. We’re at your service!