Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Michigan

One of the beauties of heating and cooling your Michigan home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance required of you. The system’s relative simplicity is reason enough that. But minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to imply no maintenance. Keeping your system’s performance trouble-free and efficient calls for 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. Aside from that, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Kozy Home Heating & Cooling. These complementary efforts – yours and ours – can insure that your compressors and circulation pumps hang in there for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the reckoned life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

See to it that you consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for proper maintenance procedures. Suffice it to note here that examining fluid levels on the whole involves checking on the amount of refrigerant needed to operate the geothermal heat pump.

There are,to be specific, two filters in the air handling unit that require 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 on the order of dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. In general, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other kinds of decent filters that can help allergy sufferers.

Most 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 critical that you wear rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more vital, in any event, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

For further tips on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, review your O&M Manual or talk with the pros at Kozy Home Heating & Cooling. We’re at your service!