Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Lime Springs

One of the best things about heating and cooling your Lime Springs home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance required of you. The system’s relative simplicity accounts for that. But minimal maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. Keeping your system running smoothly and efficiently does entail 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. Aside from that, annual maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Johnson Comfort Systems, Inc.. These twin efforts – yours and ours – can help guarantee that your compressors and circulation pumps keep going for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the adjudged life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Make it a point to consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for correct maintenance procedures. It’s enough to note here that investigating fluid levels as a rule involves checking on the amount of refrigerant required to operate the geothermal heat pump.

There are actually two filters in the air handling unit that need changing every so often: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters help remove airborne particles collected throughout your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Generally, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other sorts of acceptable filters that can be beneficial for those suffering from allergies.

Geothermal system air filters are typically disposable. Change 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 vital that you wear rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that covers your mouth and nose. It’s even more crucial, however, that you disconnect the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more details on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, study your O&M Manual or call on the pros at Johnson Comfort Systems, Inc.. We’re at your service!