Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Western North Carolina

One of the niceties of heating and cooling your Western North Carolina home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance required. The system’s relative simplicity accounts for that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system’s operation smooth and efficient does entail regularly checking the heat pump’s fluid levels and temperatures as well as changing filters in both the air handling unit and the geothermal ground-loop system. Beyond that, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Bullman Heating & Air. These binary efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps last for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the determined 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 say here that examining fluid levels on the whole occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to utilize the geothermal heat pump.

There are actually 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 help get rid of airborne particles picked up from all over your home; particles such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Normally, HEPA filters are used, but there are other kinds of satisfactory filters that can be beneficial for allergy sufferers.

Most geothermal system air filters are disposable. Change them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can sanitize with a vacuum-cleaner hose, should be removed from the housing and cleaned every one to three months. Whether cleaning or replacing, it’s necessary that you put on rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more crucial, however, that you isolate the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more advice on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, look at your O&M Manual or see the specialists at Bullman Heating & Air. We’re at your service!