Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Columbus, Ohio

One of the best things about heating and cooling your Columbus, Ohio home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it demands so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system running smoothly and efficiently 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. Aside from that, annual maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Geo Source One Inc.. These complementary efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps keep going for a good 35 to 50 years, the adjudged life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Make sure you consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for proper maintenance procedures. It’s enough to say here that examining fluid levels principally involves checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to utilize the geothermal heat pump.

There are in fact two filters in the air handling unit that need changing every now and then: 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 on the order of dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Usually, HEPA filters are used, but there are other sorts of satisfactory filters that can help those racked with allergies.

Geothermal system air filters are typically disposable. Switch them out them every three months. Permanent filters, which are cleanable with a vacuum-cleaner hose, should be removed from the housing and cleaned every one to three months. Whether cleaning or replacing, it’s vital that you wear rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more vital, though, that you unplug the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more information on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, read your O&M Manual or get in touch with the experts at Geo Source One Inc.. We’re at your service!