Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Lexington

One of the niceties of heating and cooling your Lexington home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the negligible maintenance required of you. The system’s relative simplicity is reason enough that. But minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to suggest no maintenance. Keeping your system’s operation trouble-free and efficient necessitates regularly 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. In addition to that, yearly maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Arronco Comfort Air, Inc.. These dual efforts – yours and ours – can help guarantee that your compressors and circulation pumps last 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 proper maintenance procedures. Suffice it to say here that examining fluid levels on the whole occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant required to operate the geothermal heat pump.

There are,to be precise, two filters in the air handling unit that have to be changed every now and then: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters help remove airborne particles picked up throughout your home; particles on the order of dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Generally, HEPA filters are used, but there are other sorts of satisfactory filters that can be beneficial for allergy sufferers.

Most geothermal system air filters are 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 important that you don rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that covers your mouth and nose. It’s even more critical, however, that you disconnect the system from all power sources beforehand!

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