Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in West Chester

One of the niceties of heating and cooling your West Chester home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance needed. The system’s relative simplicity accounts for that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system operating smoothly and efficiently necessitates routinely 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 Sinton Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc.. These complementary efforts – yours and ours – can insure that your compressors and circulation pumps hold up for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the reckoned life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Make sure you consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for proper maintenance procedures. It’s enough to note here that inspecting fluid levels on the whole occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to run the geothermal heat pump.

There are,to be specific, 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 from all over your home; particles such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Typically, HEPA filters are used, but there are other kinds of acceptable filters that can help those troubled by allergies.

Most geothermal system air filters are disposable. Change them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can refresh 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 covers your mouth and nose. It’s even more critical, in any event, that you isolate the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more specifics on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, read your O&M Manual or speak with the experts at Sinton Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc.. We’re at your service!