Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Huntington

One of the greatest things about heating and cooling your Huntington home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the negligible maintenance it requires. The system’s relative simplicity is reason enough that. Still, minimal maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. Keeping your system’s performance trouble-free and efficient calls for periodically 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. Beyond that, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Huntington Heating & Cooling Inc.. These complementary efforts – yours and ours – can ensure that your compressors and circulation pumps hold up for a good 35 to 50 years, the approximated 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 sufficient to say here that inspecting fluid levels primarily means checking on the amount of refrigerant needed to run the geothermal heat pump.

There are actually two filters in the air handling unit that require changing every now and then: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters capture airborne particles collected throughout your home; particles such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. In the main, HEPA filters are used, but there are other kinds of reasonable filters that can help allergy sufferers.

The majority of geothermal system air filters are disposable. Change 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 necessary that you put on rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more vital, however, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

For further tips on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, read your O&M Manual or call on the pros at Huntington Heating & Cooling Inc.. We’re at your service!