Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in West Branch

One of the greatest things about heating and cooling your West Branch home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it needs so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity accounts for that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to mean no maintenance. Keeping your system’s operation smooth and efficient does entail periodically 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. Aside from that, yearly maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Nicholson Heating & Cooling. These dual efforts – yours and ours – can help guarantee that your compressors and circulation pumps keep going for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the approximated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

By all means, consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for correct maintenance procedures. Suffice it to say here that checking fluid levels mainly involves checking on the amount of refrigerant required to utilize the geothermal heat pump.

There are actually two filters in the air handling unit that must be changed regularly: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters capture airborne particles collected throughout your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. In general, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other sorts of decent filters that can be good for those racked with allergies.

The most prevalent geothermal air filter is the disposable kind. Switch them out them every three months. Permanent filters, which are cleanable 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 shields your mouth and nose. It’s even more critical, though, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

For further tips on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, refer to your O&M Manual or see the specialists at Nicholson Heating & Cooling. We’re at your service!