Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Lansing

One of the beauties of heating and cooling your Lansing home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it needs so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity is reason enough that. Still, minimal maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. Keeping your system’s performance smooth and efficient necessitates 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, yearly maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at S&J Heating and Insulation, Inc.. These complementary efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps last for a solid 35 to 50 years, the determined life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

By all means, consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for correct maintenance procedures. It’s sufficient to say here that checking fluid levels as a rule means 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 require changing every so often: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters capture airborne particles picked up throughout your home; particles on the order of dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Ordinarily, HEPA filters are employed, but there are other types of acceptable filters that can be good for those troubled by allergies.

Geothermal system air filters are typically disposable. Change 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 crucial that you wear rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that covers your mouth and nose. It’s even more vital, however, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

For further details on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, read your O&M Manual or consult with the experts at S&J Heating and Insulation, Inc.. We’re at your service!