Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Tennessee Valley

One of the nicest things about heating and cooling your Tennessee Valley home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance it requires. The system’s relative simplicity is reason enough that. But minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to suggest no maintenance. Keeping your system’s operation trouble-free and efficient necessitates 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 Southern Solar Systems. These dual efforts – yours and ours – can assure that your compressors and circulation pumps last for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the approximated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Make it a point to consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for correct maintenance procedures. It’s enough to say here that examining fluid levels on the whole occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to run the geothermal heat pump.

There are,to be accurate, two filters in the air handling unit that need changing regularly: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters catch airborne particles sucked in from all over your home; particles such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Commonly, HEPA filters are employed, but there are other sorts of acceptable filters that can help allergy sufferers.

Geothermal system air filters are most often disposable. Switch them out 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 vital that you wear rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more critical, however, that you disconnect the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more tips on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, study your O&M Manual or call on the pros at Southern Solar Systems. We’re at your service!