Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Dallas

One of the beauties of heating and cooling your Dallas home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the negligible maintenance required of you. The system’s relative simplicity is reason enough that. But minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to imply no maintenance. Keeping your system running smoothly and efficiently calls for routinely checking the heat pump’s fluid levels and temperatures as well as replacing filters in both the air handling unit and the geothermal ground-loop system. Beyond that, yearly maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Geo-Thermal Distribution Co., LLC. These twin efforts – yours and ours – can help guarantee that your compressors and circulation pumps keep going for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the calculated 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 say here that checking fluid levels as a rule occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant required 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 help eliminate airborne particles sucked in throughout your home; particles on the order of dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Ordinarily, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other types of satisfactory filters that can be helpful to allergy sufferers.

The most common geothermal air filter is the disposable kind. Switch them out them every three months. Permanent filters, which are cleanable with a vacuum-cleaner hose, should be removed from the housing and cleaned every one to three months. Whether cleaning or replacing, it’s important that you wear rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more vital, in any event, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

For further advice on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, look at your O&M Manual or speak with the experts at Geo-Thermal Distribution Co., LLC. We’re at your service!