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 WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it requires so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. But minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to imply no maintenance. Keeping your system’s operation trouble-free and efficient does entail periodically checking the heat pump’s fluid levels and temperatures as well as replacing filters in both the air handling unit and the geothermal ground-loop system. Aside from that, yearly 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 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 correct maintenance procedures. Suffice it to note here that investigating fluid levels on the whole occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant required to use the geothermal heat pump.

There are actually two filters in the air handling unit that require changing every so often: 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 like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Normally, HEPA filters are employed, but there are other kinds of satisfactory filters that can be good for those racked with 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 important that you don rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that shields your mouth and nose. It’s even more critical, however, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

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