Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Columbus

One of the beauties of heating and cooling your Columbus home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it demands so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. But minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to suggest 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. Aside from that, yearly maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Hottinger Geothermal. These complementary efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps endure for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the calculated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

See to it that you consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for correct maintenance procedures. Suffice it to tell you here that checking fluid levels as a rule involves checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to utilize the geothermal heat pump.

There are actually two filters in the air handling unit that must 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 from all over your home; particles such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. In general, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other sorts of decent filters that can help those afflicted with allergies.

Geothermal system air filters are most often disposable. Replace them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can sanitize with a vacuum-cleaner hose, should be pulled 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 fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more crucial, in any event, that you isolate the system from all power sources beforehand!

For further specifics on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, read your O&M Manual or get in touch with the experts at Hottinger Geothermal. We’re at your service!