Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Rochester

One of the niceties of heating and cooling your Rochester home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the negligible maintenance it requires. The system’s relative simplicity accounts for that. But minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to suggest no maintenance. Keeping your system operating smoothly and efficiently calls for periodically 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. In addition to that, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Earth Energy Heating & Cooling Inc.. These binary efforts – yours and ours – can help guarantee that your compressors and circulation pumps hang in there for a solid 35 to 50 years, the reckoned life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Make it a point to consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for proper maintenance procedures. Suffice it to say here that checking fluid levels as a rule 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 need changing regularly: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters help get rid of airborne particles picked up throughout your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Typically, HEPA filters are used, but there are other sorts of acceptable filters that can help allergy sufferers.

The majority of geothermal system air filters are disposable. Change them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can refresh 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 critical, though, that you disconnect the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more tips on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, read your O&M Manual or call on the pros at Earth Energy Heating & Cooling Inc.. We’re at your service!