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 replacing 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 help guarantee that your compressors and circulation pumps hold up for a good 35 to 50 years, the determined life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

By all means, consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for details on the correct maintenance procedures. Suffice it to say here that inspecting fluid levels as a rule means checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to run the geothermal heat pump.

There are in fact 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 capture airborne particles collected throughout your home; particles such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Usually, HEPA filters are used, but there are other kinds of reasonable filters that can help those afflicted with allergies.

The majority of geothermal system air filters are 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 necessary that you put on rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that shields 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!