Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Port Washington

One of the beauties of heating and cooling your Port Washington home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance needed. The system’s relative simplicity accounts for that. Still, minimal maintenance isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system running smoothly and efficiently calls for routinely 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. Aside from that, yearly maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Professional Geothermal Systems. These complementary efforts – yours and ours – can insure that your compressors and circulation pumps hang in there for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the estimated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Be sure to consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for proper maintenance procedures. Suffice it to note here that investigating fluid levels basically involves checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to utilize the geothermal heat pump.

There are,to be precise, 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 on the order of dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Typically, HEPA filters are used, but there are other sorts of reasonable filters that can help those suffering from 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 removed from the housing and cleaned every one to three months. Whether cleaning or replacing, it’s important that you put on rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more crucial, in any event, that you isolate the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more specifics on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, look at your O&M Manual or see the specialists at Professional Geothermal Systems. We’re at your service!