One of the niceties of heating and cooling your Scranton home with a geothermal system is the minimal maintenance necessary. The system’s relative simplicity accounts for that. Still, minimal maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. Keeping your system’s operation trouble-free and efficient necessitates periodically checking the heat pump’s fluid levels and temperatures as well as replacing filters in both the air handling unit and the geothermal ground-loop system. Aside from that, annual maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Jim Lamberti Contracting Services, LLC. These twin efforts – yours and ours – can help guarantee that your compressors and circulation pumps last for a solid 35 to 50 years, the determined life of your geothermal system.
See to it that you consult your owner's manual for proper maintenance procedures. It’s sufficient to note here that inspecting fluid levels essentially involves checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to run the geothermal heat pump.
There are actually two filters in the air handling unit that need changing periodically: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters capture airborne particles picked up from all over your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. In general, HEPA filters are used, but there are other kinds of acceptable filters that can help allergy sufferers.
Geothermal system air filters are most often disposable. Change 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 put on rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that shields your mouth and nose. It’s even more crucial, though, that you unplug the system from all power sources beforehand!
For more specifics on maintaining your geothermal heating and cooling system, study your O&M Manual or see the experts at Jim Lamberti Contracting Services, LLC
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