Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Charleston

One of the niceties of heating and cooling your Charleston home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the negligible maintenance required of you. The system’s relative simplicity is reason enough that. But minimal maintenance isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system running smoothly and efficiently necessitates regularly 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 Custom Climate Heating & Air. These binary efforts – yours and ours – can insure that your compressors and circulation pumps hold up for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the guesstimated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Be sure to consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for correct maintenance procedures. It’s sufficient to say here that inspecting fluid levels as a rule means checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to run the geothermal heat pump.

There are actually 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 catch airborne particles sucked in from all over your home; particles on the order of dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Ordinarily, HEPA filters are employed, but there are other types of decent filters that can be of benefit to allergy sufferers.

Disposable geothermal system air filters are the most prevalent. Change 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 vital that you wear rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that covers your mouth and nose. It’s even more crucial, in any event, that you disconnect the system from all power sources beforehand!

For further tips on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, study your O&M Manual or get in touch with the specialists at Custom Climate Heating & Air. We’re at your service!