Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Mt. Pleasant

One of the nicest things about heating and cooling your Mt. Pleasant home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it requires so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. Still, minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to mean 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. In addition to that, yearly maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Moline Heating & Cooling. These binary efforts – yours and ours – can help guarantee that your compressors and circulation pumps last for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the adjudged life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

By all means, consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for details on the right maintenance procedures. Suffice it to say here that investigating fluid levels on the whole occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant needed to use 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 on the order of dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Typically, HEPA filters are used, but there are other sorts of satisfactory filters that can be helpful to allergy sufferers.

Most geothermal system air filters are disposable. Replace them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can refresh with a vacuum-cleaner hose, should be pulled 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 vital, however, that you unplug the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more advice on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, study your O&M Manual or call on the pros at Moline Heating & Cooling. We’re at your service!