Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Dexter

One of the niceties of heating and cooling your Dexter home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the negligible maintenance it requires. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. Still, minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to imply no maintenance. Keeping your system’s operation smooth and efficient calls for 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, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Haley Mechanical. These binary efforts – yours and ours – can help guarantee that your compressors and circulation pumps keep going for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the adjudged life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

See to it that you consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for correct maintenance procedures. Suffice it to tell you here that examining fluid levels essentially involves checking on the amount of refrigerant required to use the geothermal heat pump.

There are in fact two filters in the air handling unit that have to be changed regularly: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters catch airborne particles picked up from all over your home; particles on the order of dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Usually, HEPA filters are used, but there are other kinds of satisfactory filters that can help those suffering from allergies.

Disposable geothermal system air filters are the most prevalent. Replace them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can clean 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 don rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that covers your mouth and nose. It’s even more crucial, however, that you unplug the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more tips on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, study your O&M Manual or see the specialists at Haley Mechanical. We’re at your service!