Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Southwest Michigan

One of the greatest things about heating and cooling your Southwest Michigan home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it demands so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity accounts for that. Still, minimal maintenance isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system operating smoothly and efficiently necessitates regularly 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. Beyond that, annual maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at WaterFurnace Michiana. These binary efforts – yours and ours – can help guarantee that your compressors and circulation pumps endure for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the estimated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Make sure you consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for proper maintenance procedures. It’s enough to tell you here that inspecting fluid levels on the whole occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant needed to use the geothermal heat pump.

There are,to be accurate, two filters in the air handling unit that have to be changed periodically: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters catch airborne particles sucked in throughout your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Commonly, HEPA filters are employed, but there are other types of acceptable filters that can help those afflicted with allergies.

Geothermal system air filters are most often disposable. Replace them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can sanitize 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 wear rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more vital, though, 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 talk with the experts at WaterFurnace Michiana. We’re at your service!