Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Beckley

One of the beauties of heating and cooling your Beckley home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance needed. The system’s relative simplicity accounts for that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to imply no maintenance. Keeping your system operating smoothly and efficiently calls for regularly 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. In addition to that, yearly maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Appalachian Heating. These complementary efforts – yours and ours – can help guarantee that your compressors and circulation pumps hold up for a solid 35 to 50 years, the reckoned life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Make sure you consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for information on the correct maintenance procedures. It’s enough to say here that investigating fluid levels mainly involves 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 have to be changed periodically: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters help get rid of airborne particles picked up throughout your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Ordinarily, HEPA filters are employed, but there are other types of decent filters that can help allergy sufferers.

Disposable geothermal system air filters are the most common. Replace 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 necessary that you put on rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that shields your mouth and nose. It’s even more vital, however, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

For further tips on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, look at your O&M Manual or consult with the experts at Appalachian Heating. We’re at your service!