Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Greenville

One of the nicest things about heating and cooling your Greenville home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance it requires. The system’s relative simplicity accounts for that. Still, minimal maintenance isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system running smoothly and efficiently does entail routinely 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. In addition to that, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at BARGA Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc.. These twin efforts – yours and ours – can help guarantee that your compressors and circulation pumps keep going for a good 35 to 50 years, the approximated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Make sure you consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for proper maintenance procedures. Suffice it to say here that investigating fluid levels essentially means 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 every now and then: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters capture airborne particles sucked in throughout your home; particles on the order of dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. In the main, HEPA filters are employed, but there are other types of decent filters that can be of benefit to those troubled by allergies.

Geothermal system air filters are most often disposable. Switch them out them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can clean with a vacuum-cleaner hose, should be pulled from the housing and cleaned every one to three months. Whether cleaning or replacing, it’s necessary that you wear rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more crucial, however, that you disconnect the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more details on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, look at your O&M Manual or call on the experts at BARGA Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc.. We’re at your service!