One of the nicest things about heating and cooling your Idaho Falls home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it requires so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system operating smoothly and efficiently 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. In addition to that, annual maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Conan Heating & Air Conditioning. These twin efforts – yours and ours – can help guarantee that your compressors and circulation pumps hold up for a good 35 to 50 years, the estimated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.
Be sure to consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for proper maintenance procedures. It’s sufficient to note here that investigating fluid levels on the whole 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 need changing regularly: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters help remove airborne particles picked up throughout your home; particles on the order of dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Usually, HEPA filters are used, but there are other sorts of acceptable filters that can be good for those suffering from allergies.
The most prevalent geothermal air filter is the disposable kind. 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 important that you don 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 tips on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, look at your O&M Manual or see the specialists at Conan Heating & Air Conditioning. We’re at your service!