Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Hattiesburg

One of the niceties of heating and cooling your Hattiesburg home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it needs so little maintenance. 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 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 American Air Specialists. These dual efforts – yours and ours – can insure that your compressors and circulation pumps hold up for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the guesstimated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Make sure you consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for correct maintenance procedures. It’s enough to note here that examining fluid levels on the whole occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to utilize the geothermal heat pump.

There are,to be precise, 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 capture airborne particles sucked in 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 types of satisfactory filters that can help those troubled by 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 crucial that you don rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more critical, though, that you disconnect the system from all power sources beforehand!

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