Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Topeka

One of the beauties of heating and cooling your Topeka home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance necessary. The system’s relative simplicity accounts for that. Still, minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to mean no maintenance. Keeping your system’s operation trouble-free and efficient does entail routinely 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. Beyond that, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Ground Source, Inc.. These complementary efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps last for a solid 35 to 50 years, the approximated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

By all means, consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for information on the right maintenance procedures. Suffice it to say here that inspecting fluid levels as a rule involves checking on the amount of refrigerant needed to operate the geothermal heat pump.

There are actually two filters in the air handling unit that must be changed periodically: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters capture airborne particles collected throughout your home; particles such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. In general, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other types of decent filters that can be beneficial for those afflicted with allergies.

The most common geothermal air filter is the disposable kind. Switch them out 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 covers your mouth and nose. It’s even more crucial, in any event, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

For further information on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, read your O&M Manual or speak with the experts at Ground Source, Inc.. We’re at your service!