Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Kitsap County

One of the nicest things about heating and cooling your Kitsap County home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it demands so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity accounts for that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. Keeping your system’s performance trouble-free and efficient necessitates periodically 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. Aside from that, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Thermal Systems. These binary efforts – yours and ours – can insure that your compressors and circulation pumps keep going for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the adjudged life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Be sure to consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for correct maintenance procedures. Suffice it to note here that checking fluid levels principally occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant required to operate 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 catch airborne particles picked up throughout your home; particles such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. In the main, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other types of satisfactory filters that can be of benefit to allergy sufferers.

The most common geothermal air filter is the disposable kind. Change 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 necessary that you don rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more vital, though, that you unplug the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more information on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, review your O&M Manual or call on the pros at Thermal Systems. We’re at your service!