Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Lancaster

One of the beauties of heating and cooling your Lancaster home with a 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 imply no maintenance. Keeping your system’s performance trouble-free and efficient 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. Beyond 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 make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps last for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the determined life of your geothermal system.

See to it that you consult your owner's manual for proper maintenance procedures. Suffice it to tell you here that investigating fluid levels on the whole occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to operate the geothermal heat pump.

There are actually two filters in the air handling unit that must be changed periodically: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters catch airborne particles collected from all over your home; particles on the order of dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. In general, HEPA filters are employed, but there are other types of satisfactory filters that can help allergy sufferers.

Most geothermal system air filters are disposable. Change 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 fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more vital, however, that you unplug the system from all power sources beforehand!

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