Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Kansas City

One of the beauties of heating and cooling your Kansas City home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance required of you. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. But minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to imply no maintenance. Keeping your system running smoothly and efficiently does entail periodically 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, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at ECS Geothermal, Inc. These complementary efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps keep going for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the adjudged life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Make sure you consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for information on the correct maintenance procedures. It’s sufficient to note here that inspecting fluid levels primarily involves checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to run the geothermal heat pump.

There are,to be accurate, 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 collected from all over your home; particles such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Generally, HEPA filters are used, but there are other sorts of satisfactory filters that can be of benefit to those troubled by allergies.

Geothermal system air filters are typically disposable. Replace them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can refresh 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 vital, however, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

For further details on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, look at your O&M Manual or talk with the experts at ECS Geothermal, Inc. We’re at your service!