Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Traverse City

One of the best things about heating and cooling your Traverse City home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal 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 performance trouble-free and efficient does entail routinely 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, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at D&W Mechanical. These twin efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps hang in there for a good 35 to 50 years, the guesstimated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

See to it that you consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for correct maintenance procedures. Suffice it to note here that examining fluid levels essentially involves 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 now and then: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters catch airborne particles sucked in throughout your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Ordinarily, HEPA filters are employed, but there are other types of reasonable filters that can be of benefit to those afflicted with allergies.

The majority of geothermal system air filters are disposable. Change 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 vital that you wear rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more vital, in any event, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

For further advice on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, read your O&M Manual or talk with the experts at D&W Mechanical. We’re at your service!