Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Greensburg

One of the nicest things about heating and cooling your Greensburg home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it needs so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. But minimal maintenance isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system operating smoothly and efficiently necessitates regularly checking the heat pump’s fluid levels and temperatures as well as replacing filters in both the air handling unit and the geothermal ground-loop system. Beyond that, annual maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Wallpe Heating & Cooling. These binary efforts – yours and ours – can help guarantee that your compressors and circulation pumps keep going for a solid 35 to 50 years, the calculated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

By all means, consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for details on the correct maintenance procedures. It’s sufficient to say here that investigating fluid levels on the whole involves checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to utilize the geothermal heat pump.

There are actually two filters in the air handling unit that need changing regularly: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters capture airborne particles collected throughout your home; particles such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Ordinarily, HEPA filters are used, but there are other types of decent filters that can help allergy sufferers.

The most common geothermal air filter is the disposable kind. Change them every three months. Permanent filters, which are cleanable with a vacuum-cleaner hose, should be pulled from the housing and cleaned every one to three months. Whether cleaning or replacing, it’s vital 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 advice on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, refer to your O&M Manual or call on the pros at Wallpe Heating & Cooling. We’re at your service!