Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Dallas

One of the beauties of heating and cooling your Dallas home with a 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 swapping out filters in both the air handling unit and the geothermal ground-loop system. Aside from that, annual maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Geo-Thermal Distribution Co., LLC. These complementary efforts – yours and ours – can help guarantee that your compressors and circulation pumps last for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the adjudged life of your geothermal system.

Be sure to consult your owner's manual for proper maintenance procedures. Suffice it to note here that checking fluid levels mainly occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to use the geothermal heat pump.

There are in fact two filters in the air handling unit that have to be changed every so often: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters help remove airborne particles sucked in throughout your home; particles on the order of dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Normally, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other types of satisfactory filters that can be beneficial for allergy sufferers.

Most geothermal system air filters are disposable. 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 critical 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 geothermal heating and cooling system, look at your O&M Manual or speak with the pros at Geo-Thermal Distribution Co., LLC. We’re at your service!