Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Medina

One of the niceties of heating and cooling your Medina home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance required of you. The system’s relative simplicity is reason enough that. Still, minimal maintenance isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system running smoothly and efficiently does entail periodically 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 Sisler Heating & Cooling, Inc.. These dual efforts – yours and ours – can ensure that your compressors and circulation pumps keep going for a respectable 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 correct maintenance procedures. Suffice it to note here that inspecting fluid levels as a rule means checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to utilize the geothermal heat pump.

There are,to be precise, 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 like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Ordinarily, HEPA filters are employed, but there are other kinds of satisfactory filters that can be helpful to those racked with allergies.

Geothermal system air filters are typically disposable. Change 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 necessary that you put on rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that covers your mouth and nose. It’s even more vital, in any event, that you unplug the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more specifics on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, refer to your O&M Manual or call on the pros at Sisler Heating & Cooling, Inc.. We’re at your service!