Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Ebensburg

One of the greatest things about heating and cooling your Ebensburg home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance necessary. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to suggest no maintenance. Keeping your system’s performance trouble-free and efficient necessitates regularly 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, annual maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Kupetz's Plumbing & Heating. These complementary efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps last for a good 35 to 50 years, the adjudged life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Make it a point to consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for details on the correct maintenance procedures. It’s enough to note here that checking fluid levels as a rule 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 must be changed every now and then: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters capture airborne particles picked up from all over your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Commonly, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other types of satisfactory filters that can be of benefit to those troubled by allergies.

The majority of geothermal system air filters are disposable. Change them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can sanitize 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 crucial, though, that you unplug the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more specifics on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, review your O&M Manual or call on the pros at Kupetz's Plumbing & Heating. We’re at your service!