Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Atlanta

One of the nicest things about heating and cooling your Atlanta home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance required. The system’s relative simplicity accounts for that. But minimal maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. Keeping your system running smoothly and efficiently does entail periodically checking the heat pump’s fluid levels and temperatures as well as changing filters in both the air handling unit and the geothermal ground-loop system. Aside from that, annual maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at GeoSaves, Inc.. These binary efforts – yours and ours – can assure that your compressors and circulation pumps endure for a solid 35 to 50 years, the guesstimated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Be sure to consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for proper maintenance procedures. Suffice it to note here that examining fluid levels mainly involves checking on the amount of refrigerant needed to operate the geothermal heat pump.

There are actually two filters in the air handling unit that need changing regularly: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters capture airborne particles sucked in 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 sorts of reasonable filters that can be beneficial for those afflicted with allergies.

Geothermal system air filters are typically disposable. Change 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, in any event, that you disconnect the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more advice on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, study your O&M Manual or see the specialists at GeoSaves, Inc.. We’re at your service!