Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in New Haven County

One of the best things about heating and cooling your New Haven County home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it requires so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity is reason enough that. But minimal maintenance isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system operating smoothly and efficiently calls for 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. In addition to that, annual maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Nero Air Conditioning and Heating. These complementary efforts – yours and ours – can ensure that your compressors and circulation pumps endure for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the reckoned 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 say here that checking fluid levels mostly involves checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to run the geothermal heat pump.

There are actually two filters in the air handling unit that need changing every so often: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters help eliminate airborne particles picked up throughout your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Generally, HEPA filters are used, but there are other sorts of decent filters that can help those troubled by allergies.

The majority of geothermal system air filters are disposable. Change them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can sanitize with a vacuum-cleaner hose, should be pulled from the housing and cleaned every one to three months. Whether cleaning or replacing, it’s necessary that you wear rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that shields your mouth and nose. It’s even more crucial, however, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

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