Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Denver

One of the beauties of heating and cooling your Denver home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it demands so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system’s operation trouble-free and efficient does entail routinely checking the heat pump’s fluid levels and temperatures as well as changing filters in both the air handling unit and the geothermal ground-loop system. Beyond that, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Sensible Heating & Cooling. These binary efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps hold up 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 proper maintenance procedures. It’s sufficient to note here that investigating fluid levels mostly 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 must be changed every so often: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters catch airborne particles sucked in throughout your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. In general, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other sorts of satisfactory filters that can be beneficial for allergy sufferers.

Most geothermal system air filters are disposable. Change them every three months. Permanent filters, which are cleanable with a vacuum-cleaner hose, should be removed 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 fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more crucial, though, that you isolate the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more tips on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, read your O&M Manual or consult with the experts at Sensible Heating & Cooling. We’re at your service!