Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Bloomington

One of the niceties of heating and cooling your Bloomington home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance required of you. The system’s relative simplicity accounts for that. But minimal maintenance isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system’s operation smooth and efficient necessitates regularly 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. Beyond that, annual maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Quality HVAC. These binary efforts – yours and ours – can ensure that your compressors and circulation pumps keep going for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the adjudged life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

By all means, consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for correct maintenance procedures. Suffice it to note here that examining fluid levels as a rule occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to utilize the geothermal heat pump.

There are,to be precise, two filters in the air handling unit that require changing every now and then: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters capture airborne particles picked up from all over your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Normally, HEPA filters are used, but there are other kinds of reasonable filters that can help those racked with allergies.

Disposable geothermal system air filters are the most prevalent. Change them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can clean 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 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, though, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

For more tips on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, review your O&M Manual or call on the experts at Quality HVAC. We’re at your service!