Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Burlington

One of the nicest things about heating and cooling your Burlington home with a geothermal system is the minimal maintenance needed. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to mean no maintenance. Keeping your system’s operation smooth 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. In addition to that, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Crabbe Service. These twin efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps hold up for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the guesstimated life of your geothermal system.

Make it a point to consult your owner's manual for proper maintenance procedures. It’s sufficient to tell you here that inspecting fluid levels as a rule occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant required to utilize the geothermal heat pump.

There are,to be specific, two filters in the air handling unit that must be changed every now and then: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters help get rid of airborne particles sucked in throughout your home; particles such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Usually, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other sorts of acceptable filters that can be of benefit to those suffering from allergies.

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 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 shields your mouth and nose. It’s even more vital, in any event, that you disconnect 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 Crabbe Service. We’re at your service!