Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Big Rapids

One of the greatest things about heating and cooling your Big Rapids home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance needed. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. Still, minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to 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 cleaning or installing new 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 Stratz Heating & Cooling, Inc.. These binary efforts – yours and ours – can help guarantee that your compressors and circulation pumps last for a solid 35 to 50 years, the estimated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

By all means, consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for correct maintenance procedures. It’s sufficient to say here that inspecting fluid levels on the whole means 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 require changing every so often: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters capture airborne particles sucked in throughout your home; particles such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. In general, HEPA filters are used, but there are other kinds of acceptable filters that can be good for those suffering from allergies.

Disposable geothermal system air filters are the norm. 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 shields your mouth and nose. It’s even more crucial, however, that you isolate the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more details on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, study your O&M Manual or consult with the experts at Stratz Heating & Cooling, Inc.. We’re at your service!