Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Green Bay

One of the greatest things about heating and cooling your Green Bay home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the negligible maintenance required of you. The system’s relative simplicity is reason enough that. But minimal maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. Keeping your system operating smoothly and efficiently does entail 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, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Van's Refrigeration. These complementary efforts – yours and ours – can help guarantee that your compressors and circulation pumps last for a solid 35 to 50 years, the estimated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Be sure to consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for proper maintenance procedures. Suffice it to tell you here that examining fluid levels as a rule means checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to run the geothermal heat pump.

There are in fact two filters in the air handling unit that must be changed every so often: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters capture airborne particles collected throughout your home; particles such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. In general, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other kinds of reasonable filters that can help allergy sufferers.

Geothermal system air filters are typically disposable. Replace them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can clean 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 crucial that you wear rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that covers your mouth and nose. It’s even more critical, in any event, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

For further information on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, read your O&M Manual or get in touch with the experts at Van's Refrigeration. We’re at your service!