Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Central Minnesota

One of the beauties of heating and cooling your Central Minnesota home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance needed. The system’s relative simplicity accounts for that. Still, minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to mean no maintenance. Keeping your system’s operation trouble-free and efficient necessitates periodically 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. Aside from that, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Geothermal Concept. These binary efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps hold up for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the determined life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

See to it that you consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for information on the right maintenance procedures. It’s enough to say here that investigating fluid levels on the whole occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant needed to use the geothermal heat pump.

There are in fact 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 capture airborne particles collected throughout your home; particles such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. In the main, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other kinds of reasonable filters that can be helpful to those afflicted with allergies.

The most prevalent geothermal air filter is the disposable kind. 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 fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more critical, however, that you isolate the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more tips on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, study your O&M Manual or get in touch with the experts at Geothermal Concept. We’re at your service!