Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Beatrice

One of the niceties of heating and cooling your Beatrice home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance required of you. The system’s relative simplicity is reason enough that. Still, minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to mean no maintenance. Keeping your system running smoothly and efficiently calls for periodically 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, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Noakes Heating & Air. These binary efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps hold up for a solid 35 to 50 years, the determined life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

See to it that you consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for information on the proper maintenance procedures. It’s enough to note here that investigating fluid levels on the whole occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant required to operate the geothermal heat pump.

There are,to be accurate, two filters in the air handling unit that require changing regularly: 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. In general, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other kinds of decent filters that can be beneficial for those racked with allergies.

The majority of geothermal system air filters are disposable. Switch them out 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 vital that you wear rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that shields your mouth and nose. It’s even more crucial, though, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

For further information on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, review your O&M Manual or see the specialists at Noakes Heating & Air. We’re at your service!