Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in The Hudson Valley

One of the best things about heating and cooling your The Hudson Valley home with a geothermal system is that it needs so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. But minimal maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. Keeping your system’s operation trouble-free and efficient does entail regularly 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. Beyond that, annual maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Verdae Geothermal. These binary efforts – yours and ours – can help guarantee that your compressors and circulation pumps hold up for a good 35 to 50 years, the estimated life of your geothermal system.

By all means, consult your owner's manual for correct maintenance procedures. Suffice it to note here that inspecting fluid levels on the whole occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant required to use the geothermal heat pump.

There are,to be accurate, two filters in the air handling unit that require changing 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 such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Usually, HEPA filters are used, but there are other types of acceptable filters that can be helpful to those troubled by allergies.

Disposable geothermal system air filters are the most prevalent. Replace them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can sanitize 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 critical that you don rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more crucial, though, that you isolate the system from all power sources beforehand!

For further advice on maintaining your geothermal heating and cooling system, read your O&M Manual or see the specialists at Verdae Geothermal. We’re at your service!