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 shouldn’t be taken to mean no maintenance. Keeping your system operating smoothly and efficiently calls for 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 essentially 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 every so often: 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. Typically, HEPA filters are used, but there are other sorts of decent filters that can help those suffering from allergies.

The most common geothermal air filter is the disposable kind. 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 don rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that covers 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!