Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in East Tennessee

One of the nicest things about heating and cooling your East Tennessee home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance required of you. The system’s relative simplicity is reason enough that. Still, minimal maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. Keeping your system’s performance trouble-free and efficient calls for 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. In addition to that, yearly maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Geo Pros of Knoxville. These binary efforts – yours and ours – can insure that your compressors and circulation pumps keep going for a good 35 to 50 years, the determined life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Make sure you consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for details on the correct maintenance procedures. Suffice it to note here that investigating fluid levels mainly involves checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to run the geothermal heat pump.

There are,to be precise, two filters in the air handling unit that require changing regularly: 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 the main, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other sorts of decent filters that can be beneficial for allergy sufferers.

Geothermal system air filters are most often disposable. Switch them out them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can refresh 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 crucial that you wear rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that covers your mouth and nose. It’s even more crucial, however, that you disconnect the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more specifics on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, read your O&M Manual or consult with the experts at Geo Pros of Knoxville. We’re at your service!