Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Annapolis

One of the beauties of heating and cooling your Annapolis home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it demands so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. Still, minimal maintenance isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system operating smoothly and efficiently does entail periodically 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. Aside from that, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Continental Services. These binary efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps last for a solid 35 to 50 years, the adjudged life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

By all means, consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for information on the proper maintenance procedures. Suffice it to tell you here that inspecting fluid levels as a rule means 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 regularly: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters help remove airborne particles picked up throughout your home; particles such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. In the main, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other sorts of decent filters that can be good for those afflicted with allergies.

The majority of geothermal system air filters are 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 important that you don rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more critical, in any event, that you disconnect the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more information on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, look at your O&M Manual or see the specialists at Continental Services. We’re at your service!