Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Kearney

One of the beauties of heating and cooling your Kearney home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it demands so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. Still, minimal maintenance isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system running smoothly and efficiently 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. In addition to that, annual maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Axmann Heating & Air Conditioning. These complementary efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps hang in there for a respectable 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 correct maintenance procedures. Suffice it to say here that examining fluid levels essentially involves checking on the amount of refrigerant required to operate the geothermal heat pump.

There are,to be accurate, two filters in the air handling unit that must be changed every so often: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters help get rid of airborne particles picked up from all over your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Generally, HEPA filters are used, but there are other kinds of reasonable filters that can be good for those afflicted with allergies.

The most common geothermal air filter is the disposable kind. Replace them every three months. Permanent filters, which are cleanable 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 critical that you wear rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that covers 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 details on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, review your O&M Manual or consult with the pros at Axmann Heating & Air Conditioning. We’re at your service!