Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Pensacola

One of the best things about heating and cooling your Pensacola home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance required of you. The system’s relative simplicity is reason enough that. Still, minimal maintenance isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system operating smoothly and efficiently necessitates periodically checking the heat pump’s fluid levels and temperatures as well as changing filters in both the air handling unit and the geothermal ground-loop system. Aside from that, yearly maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Energy Systems. These complementary efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps hold up for a respectable 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 proper maintenance procedures. Suffice it to say here that checking fluid levels as a rule means checking on the amount of refrigerant needed to operate the geothermal heat pump.

There are in fact two filters in the air handling unit that require changing regularly: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters capture airborne particles collected from all over your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Usually, HEPA filters are used, but there are other types of decent filters that can help allergy sufferers.

Disposable geothermal system air filters are the most prevalent. 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 critical that you wear rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more critical, in any event, 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 consult with the experts at Energy Systems. We’re at your service!