Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Lafayette

One of the nicest things about heating and cooling your Lafayette home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance required. The system’s relative simplicity accounts for that. Still, minimal maintenance isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system running smoothly and efficiently calls for 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 Korschot's Heating and Air. These binary efforts – yours and ours – can assure that your compressors and circulation pumps last for a good 35 to 50 years, the approximated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Be sure to consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for information on the proper maintenance procedures. It’s sufficient to tell you here that examining fluid levels basically 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 need changing regularly: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters catch airborne particles sucked in from all over your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Normally, HEPA filters are used, but there are other kinds of reasonable filters that can be good for those racked with allergies.

The majority of geothermal system air filters are disposable. Switch them out 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 fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more critical, however, that you disconnect the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more specifics on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, review your O&M Manual or call on the pros at Korschot's Heating and Air. We’re at your service!