Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Burlington

One of the beauties of heating and cooling your Burlington home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance required. The system’s relative simplicity accounts for that. Still, minimal maintenance isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system’s operation smooth and efficient calls for regularly 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. 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 help guarantee that your compressors and circulation pumps hold up for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the reckoned life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

By all means, consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for details on the proper maintenance procedures. It’s sufficient 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,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 throughout your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. In the main, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other sorts of acceptable filters that can be of benefit to allergy sufferers.

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

For more information on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, refer to your O&M Manual or call on the pros at Crabbe Service. We’re at your service!