Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Abilene

One of the nicest things about heating and cooling your Abilene home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it demands so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. But minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to suggest no maintenance. Keeping your system running smoothly and efficiently calls for periodically 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 Southwest Air Conditioning. These complementary efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps last for a solid 35 to 50 years, the calculated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

By all means, consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for correct maintenance procedures. Suffice it to tell you here that inspecting fluid levels on the whole occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to run the geothermal heat pump.

There are actually 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 remove 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 types of decent filters that can be beneficial for those racked with allergies.

Geothermal system air filters are most often disposable. Change them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can refresh with a vacuum-cleaner hose, should be pulled 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 fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more critical, in any event, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

For further tips on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, study your O&M Manual or see the specialists at Southwest Air Conditioning. We’re at your service!