Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Elizabethtown

One of the niceties of heating and cooling your Elizabethtown home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance required of you. The system’s relative simplicity is reason enough that. Still, minimal maintenance isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system’s performance trouble-free and efficient necessitates routinely 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. In addition to that, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Dever Enterprises. These binary efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps keep going for a solid 35 to 50 years, the adjudged life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Make sure you consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for proper maintenance procedures. Suffice it to tell you here that inspecting fluid levels as a rule means 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 require changing regularly: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters catch airborne particles sucked in throughout your home; particles such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. In the main, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other types of satisfactory filters that can be helpful to those afflicted with allergies.

Geothermal system air filters are most often 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 important that you don rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that covers your mouth and nose. It’s even more crucial, in any event, that you disconnect the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more specifics on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, study your O&M Manual or speak with the experts at Dever Enterprises. We’re at your service!