Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Lancaster

One of the beauties of heating and cooling your Lancaster home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance required of you. The system’s relative simplicity is reason enough that. But minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to mean no maintenance. Keeping your system running smoothly and efficiently does entail 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, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Gochnauer at Home. These binary efforts – yours and ours – can insure that your compressors and circulation pumps keep going for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the guesstimated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Make it a point to consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for correct maintenance procedures. Suffice it to tell you here that inspecting fluid levels on the whole occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant required to operate the geothermal heat pump.

There are actually 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 catch airborne particles picked up from all over your home; particles on the order of dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Usually, HEPA filters are used, but there are other kinds of satisfactory filters that can be helpful to 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 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 fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more vital, though, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

For further tips on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, read your O&M Manual or see the specialists at Gochnauer at Home. We’re at your service!