Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Green Bay

One of the niceties of heating and cooling your Green Bay home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it demands so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity is reason enough that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. Keeping your system’s operation smooth and efficient does entail routinely 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. In addition to that, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Action Heating & Cooling Services, LLC. These twin efforts – yours and ours – can help guarantee that your compressors and circulation pumps hang in there for a good 35 to 50 years, the reckoned life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Make sure you consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for proper maintenance procedures. It’s enough to say here that checking fluid levels principally involves checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to run the geothermal heat pump.

There are actually 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 such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Normally, HEPA filters are used, but there are other kinds of reasonable filters that can help allergy sufferers.

Geothermal system air filters are most often disposable. Switch them out them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can refresh 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 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 see the specialists at Action Heating & Cooling Services, LLC. We’re at your service!