Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in New Jersey

One of the beauties of heating and cooling your New Jersey home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it requires so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to mean no maintenance. Keeping your system running smoothly and efficiently does entail 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, annual maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Energy Smarts Mechanical. These binary efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps hold up for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the determined 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. Suffice it to tell you here that checking fluid levels on the whole involves checking on the amount of refrigerant needed to use the geothermal heat pump.

There are actually two filters in the air handling unit that must be changed every now and then: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters capture airborne particles picked up from all over your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Commonly, HEPA filters are employed, but there are other types of satisfactory filters that can be good for those racked with allergies.

The majority of geothermal system air filters are disposable. Replace them every three months. Permanent filters, which are cleanable with a vacuum-cleaner hose, should be pulled from the housing and cleaned every one to three months. Whether cleaning or replacing, it’s crucial that you wear rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that shields your mouth and nose. It’s even more vital, though, 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 consult with the experts at Energy Smarts Mechanical. We’re at your service!