Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Central Ohio

One of the niceties of heating and cooling your Central Ohio home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance required. The system’s relative simplicity accounts for that. Still, minimal maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. Keeping your system operating smoothly and efficiently necessitates regularly checking the heat pump’s fluid levels and temperatures as well as cleaning or installing new 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 Westin Air. These twin efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps hang in there for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the reckoned life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

By all means, consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for details on the proper maintenance procedures. Suffice it to note here that checking fluid levels essentially involves checking on the amount of refrigerant needed to use the geothermal heat pump.

There are,to be precise, 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 help remove airborne particles picked up throughout your home; particles on the order of dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Ordinarily, HEPA filters are employed, but there are other kinds of reasonable filters that can be beneficial for those racked with allergies.

The most prevalent geothermal air filter is the disposable kind. Replace them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can refresh with a vacuum-cleaner hose, should be pulled 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 critical, however, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

For further specifics on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, study your O&M Manual or consult with the experts at Westin Air. We’re at your service!