Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Williamsport

One of the nicest things about heating and cooling your Williamsport home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it requires so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. But minimal maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. Keeping your system operating smoothly and efficiently 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, yearly maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Hepler Geothermal Inc.. These complementary efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps keep going for a good 35 to 50 years, the approximated 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 note here that checking fluid levels mostly 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 have to be changed periodically: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters help eliminate airborne particles picked up from all over 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 types of acceptable filters that can be good for those afflicted with allergies.

Geothermal system air filters are most often disposable. Switch them out 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 necessary that you put on rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more critical, though, that you disconnect the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more details on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, look at your O&M Manual or speak with the experts at Hepler Geothermal Inc.. We’re at your service!