Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Chillicothe

One of the niceties of heating and cooling your Chillicothe home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance needed. The system’s relative simplicity accounts for that. Still, minimal maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. Keeping your system running smoothly and efficiently calls for 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, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Combs Heating & Cooling. These twin efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps last for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the adjudged life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Make it a point to consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for correct maintenance procedures. It’s sufficient to note here that examining fluid levels on the whole occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to utilize the geothermal heat pump.

There are in fact two filters in the air handling unit that have to be changed every now and then: 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. In general, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other types of acceptable filters that can be beneficial for allergy sufferers.

Geothermal system air filters are most often disposable. Switch them out them every three months. Permanent filters, which are cleanable with a vacuum-cleaner hose, should be removed from the housing and cleaned every one to three months. Whether cleaning or replacing, it’s necessary that you put on rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that shields your mouth and nose. It’s even more crucial, though, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

For further advice on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, read your O&M Manual or speak with the experts at Combs Heating & Cooling. We’re at your service!