Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Medina

One of the niceties of heating and cooling your Medina home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it demands so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. Keeping your system’s operation trouble-free and efficient calls for 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. Beyond that, yearly maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Sisler Heating & Cooling, Inc.. These binary efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps keep going 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. It’s enough to note here that examining fluid levels as a rule means checking on the amount of refrigerant required to operate the geothermal heat pump.

There are actually two filters in the air handling unit that have to be changed every so often: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters capture airborne particles collected throughout your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Normally, HEPA filters are used, but there are other kinds of acceptable filters that can help allergy sufferers.

Geothermal system air filters are most often disposable. Replace 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, though, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

For further specifics on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, refer to your O&M Manual or call on the pros at Sisler Heating & Cooling, Inc.. We’re at your service!