Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Lime Springs

One of the beauties of heating and cooling your Lime Springs home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance necessary. 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 swapping out filters in both the air handling unit and the geothermal ground-loop system. Aside from that, once-a-year 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 proper maintenance procedures. It’s enough to note here that investigating fluid levels principally involves checking on the amount of refrigerant required to operate the geothermal heat pump.

There are in fact 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 capture airborne particles collected throughout your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. In the main, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other sorts of decent filters that can be helpful to 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 shields 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!