Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Scranton

One of the niceties of heating and cooling your Scranton home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it needs so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to imply no maintenance. Keeping your system’s operation trouble-free and efficient calls for regularly 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, yearly maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Jim Lamberti Contracting Services, LLC. These complementary efforts – yours and ours – can help guarantee that your compressors and circulation pumps last for a solid 35 to 50 years, the reckoned life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

By all means, consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for proper maintenance procedures. Suffice it to say here that investigating fluid levels essentially involves checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to utilize the geothermal heat pump.

There are actually two filters in the air handling unit that have to be changed periodically: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters help remove airborne particles collected from all over your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. In general, HEPA filters are employed, but there are other kinds of acceptable filters that can help those troubled by allergies.

The most common geothermal air filter is the disposable kind. Replace them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can sanitize 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 necessary that you put on rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that covers your mouth and nose. It’s even more crucial, however, that you unplug the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more specifics on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, study your O&M Manual or consult with the experts at Jim Lamberti Contracting Services, LLC. We’re at your service!