Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Oswego

One of the beauties of heating and cooling your Oswego home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance it requires. The system’s relative simplicity is reason enough that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. Keeping your system’s performance smooth 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. In addition to that, annual maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Nodines Heating Inc.. These binary efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps hang in there for a good 35 to 50 years, the guesstimated 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. Suffice it to note here that investigating fluid levels on the whole occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to run the geothermal heat pump.

There are in fact two filters in the air handling unit that need changing every so often: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters catch airborne particles sucked in from all over your home; particles such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. In general, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other kinds of reasonable filters that can help allergy sufferers.

Disposable geothermal system air filters are the most prevalent. Switch them out 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 important that you don rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that covers your mouth and nose. It’s even more critical, however, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

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