Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Hattiesburg

One of the niceties of heating and cooling your Hattiesburg home with a geothermal system is the minimal maintenance required. The system’s relative simplicity is reason enough that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system’s performance trouble-free and efficient necessitates periodically 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, annual maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at American Air Specialists. These dual efforts – yours and ours – can insure that your compressors and circulation pumps hang in there for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the adjudged life of your geothermal system.

Make sure you consult your owner's manual for proper maintenance procedures. It’s enough to note here that examining fluid levels on the whole occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant needed to run the geothermal heat pump.

There are,to be precise, two filters in the air handling unit that need changing every so often: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters capture airborne particles sucked in throughout your home; particles such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Commonly, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other types of acceptable filters that can help those troubled by allergies.

The majority of geothermal system air filters are disposable. Replace 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 critical that you don rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more critical, however, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

For more information on maintaining your geothermal heating and cooling system, refer to your O&M Manual or call on the experts at American Air Specialists. We’re at your service!