Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Georgetown County

One of the beauties of heating and cooling your Georgetown County home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance necessary. The system’s relative simplicity is reason enough that. Still, minimal maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. Keeping your system’s operation smooth and efficient calls for routinely 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 Waccamaw Heating & Cooling. These complementary efforts – yours and ours – can help guarantee that your compressors and circulation pumps last for a good 35 to 50 years, the determined life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Make it a point to consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for correct maintenance procedures. It’s enough to note here that examining fluid levels as a rule means checking on the amount of refrigerant required to use the geothermal heat pump.

There are,to be accurate, two filters in the air handling unit that require changing every now and then: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters catch 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 sorts of decent filters that can be helpful to those suffering from allergies.

Disposable geothermal system air filters are the norm. Switch them out them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can clean 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 vital that you wear 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 tips on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, read your O&M Manual or see the specialists at Waccamaw Heating & Cooling. We’re at your service!