Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Pine County

One of the niceties of heating and cooling your Pine County home with a geothermal system is the negligible maintenance it requires. The system’s relative simplicity accounts for that. Still, minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to suggest no maintenance. Keeping your system’s performance smooth and efficient calls for routinely 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. Aside from that, annual maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Willow River Geothermal . 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 geothermal system.

By all means, consult your owner's manual for correct maintenance procedures. Suffice it to tell you here that checking fluid levels as a rule occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to operate the geothermal heat pump.

There are actually two filters in the air handling unit that must be changed regularly: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters help get rid of airborne particles collected throughout your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. In general, HEPA filters are employed, but there are other types of decent filters that can be beneficial for those racked with allergies.

The most prevalent geothermal air filter is the disposable kind. 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 important that you don rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that covers your mouth and nose. It’s even more crucial, in any event, that you isolate the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more advice on maintaining your geothermal heating and cooling system, refer to your O&M Manual or see the experts at Willow River Geothermal . We’re at your service!