Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Kalkaska

One of the nicest things about heating and cooling your Kalkaska home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance required. The system’s relative simplicity accounts for that. But minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to suggest no maintenance. Keeping your system’s operation trouble-free and efficient calls for routinely 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 Kalkaska Pumbing & Heating Inc.. These complementary efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps keep going for a good 35 to 50 years, the determined life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Make sure you consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for details on the proper maintenance procedures. Suffice it to note here that examining fluid levels as a rule occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant required to operate the geothermal heat pump.

There are actually 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 capture airborne particles sucked in from all over your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Usually, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other sorts of satisfactory filters that can help those troubled by allergies.

Geothermal system air filters are typically disposable. Replace 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 vital 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 cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

For further specifics on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, review your O&M Manual or consult with the experts at Kalkaska Pumbing & Heating Inc.. We’re at your service!