Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Omaha

One of the beauties of heating and cooling your Omaha home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it demands so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. But minimal maintenance isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system’s operation smooth and efficient calls for routinely 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, yearly maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Getzschman Heating & Air Conditioning. These twin efforts – yours and ours – can assure that your compressors and circulation pumps hold up for a solid 35 to 50 years, the approximated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

By all means, consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for correct maintenance procedures. It’s sufficient to note here that examining fluid levels on the whole occasions 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 need changing every now and then: 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. Commonly, HEPA filters are employed, but there are other types of acceptable filters that can help those troubled by allergies.

Geothermal system air filters are most often disposable. Switch them out them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can sanitize with a vacuum-cleaner hose, should be pulled 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 covers your mouth and nose. It’s even more crucial, in any event, that you unplug the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more advice on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, read your O&M Manual or see the specialists at Getzschman Heating & Air Conditioning. We’re at your service!