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 isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system’s performance trouble-free and efficient does entail 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 (aka AllTemp Comfort). 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 approximated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

By all means, consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for proper maintenance procedures. It’s sufficient 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 need changing every so often: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters capture airborne particles collected 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 those troubled by allergies.

Disposable geothermal system air filters are the most common. 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 disconnect the system from all power sources beforehand!

For further tips on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, review your O&M Manual or get in touch with the pros at Kozy Home Heating & Cooling (aka AllTemp Comfort). We’re at your service!