Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Terre Haute

One of the niceties of heating and cooling your Terre Haute home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance required. The system’s relative simplicity is reason enough that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to suggest no maintenance. Keeping your system operating smoothly and efficiently does entail regularly 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. In addition to that, annual maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Andrews Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.. These twin efforts – yours and ours – can assure that your compressors and circulation pumps hang in there for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the guesstimated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Be sure to consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for correct maintenance procedures. Suffice it to note here that checking fluid levels as a rule means checking on the amount of refrigerant required to operate the geothermal heat pump.

There are,to be accurate, 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 capture airborne particles collected from all over your home; particles such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Commonly, HEPA filters are employed, but there are other sorts of satisfactory filters that can help 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 vital that you wear rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that shields 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 specifics on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, refer to your O&M Manual or see the experts at Andrews Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.. We’re at your service!