Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Fort Wayne

One of the nicest things about heating and cooling your Fort Wayne home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance required. The system’s relative simplicity accounts for that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system running smoothly and efficiently calls for routinely checking the heat pump’s fluid levels and temperatures as well as changing filters in both the air handling unit and the geothermal ground-loop system. Beyond that, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Masters Heating & Cooling, Inc.. These twin efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps keep going for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the approximated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

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

There are,to be specific, two filters in the air handling unit that must be changed periodically: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters help eliminate airborne particles picked up throughout your home; particles such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Normally, HEPA filters are used, but there are other kinds of reasonable filters that can be good for those afflicted with allergies.

The most prevalent geothermal air filter is the disposable kind. Replace them every three months. Permanent filters, which are cleanable 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 vital that you wear rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that shields your mouth and nose. It’s even more vital, in any event, that you isolate the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more tips on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, read your O&M Manual or see the specialists at Masters Heating & Cooling, Inc.. We’re at your service!