Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Maryville

One of the beauties of heating and cooling your Maryville home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it requires so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to suggest no maintenance. Keeping your system running smoothly and efficiently calls for periodically 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, yearly maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at A&L Heating and Air, LLC. These twin efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps keep going for a solid 35 to 50 years, the calculated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Be sure to consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for correct maintenance procedures. Suffice it to say here that investigating fluid levels primarily involves 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 require changing every now and then: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters help get rid of airborne particles picked up from all over your home; particles on the order of dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. In general, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other types of decent filters that can be beneficial for allergy sufferers.

Disposable geothermal system air filters are the most prevalent. Change 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 vital, in any event, that you isolate the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more advice on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, read your O&M Manual or call on the pros at A&L Heating and Air, LLC. We’re at your service!