Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Southeast Missouri

One of the niceties of heating and cooling your Southeast Missouri 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 operating smoothly and efficiently does entail routinely checking the heat pump’s fluid levels and temperatures as well as cleaning or installing new filters in both the air handling unit and the geothermal ground-loop system. In addition to that, annual maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Lundy HTG. & CLG.. These binary efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps endure for a good 35 to 50 years, the calculated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Make sure you consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for proper maintenance procedures. It’s sufficient to say here that examining fluid levels principally involves checking on the amount of refrigerant needed to use the geothermal heat pump.

There are in fact two filters in the air handling unit that must be changed every so often: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters capture airborne particles collected from all over your home; particles such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Ordinarily, HEPA filters are employed, but there are other types of decent filters that can be good for allergy sufferers.

Geothermal system air filters are typically disposable. Change them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can sanitize with a vacuum-cleaner hose, should be pulled from the housing and cleaned every one to three months. Whether cleaning or replacing, it’s critical that you wear rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that covers your mouth and nose. It’s even more critical, however, that you unplug the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more specifics on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, refer to your O&M Manual or get in touch with the experts at Lundy HTG. & CLG.. We’re at your service!