Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in WISCONSIN-MINNESOTA

One of the greatest things about heating and cooling your WISCONSIN-MINNESOTA home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance it requires. The system’s relative simplicity is reason enough that. But minimal maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. Keeping your system running smoothly and efficiently calls for 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, annual maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Comfort By Design, Inc.. These dual efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps endure for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the adjudged life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Make it a point to consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for information on the right maintenance procedures. Suffice it to note here that investigating fluid levels as a rule means checking on the amount of refrigerant needed to use the geothermal heat pump.

There are in fact 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 catch airborne particles sucked in throughout your home; particles on the order of dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Typically, HEPA filters are used, but there are other sorts of satisfactory filters that can be of benefit to allergy sufferers.

Disposable geothermal system air filters are the most prevalent. Switch them out 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 important that you don rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more critical, in any event, that you unplug the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more advice on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, refer to your O&M Manual or get in touch with the experts at Comfort By Design, Inc.. We’re at your service!