Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Idaho Falls

One of the nicest things about heating and cooling your Idaho Falls home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance required. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance doesn’t mean 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 cleaning or installing new filters in both the air handling unit and the geothermal ground-loop system. In addition to that, annual maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Conan Heating and Geothermal. These twin efforts – yours and ours – can help guarantee that your compressors and circulation pumps hold up for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the estimated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

By all means, consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for proper maintenance procedures. It’s sufficient to note here that investigating fluid levels basically occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant needed to operate the geothermal heat pump.

There are actually two filters in the air handling unit that need changing regularly: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters help remove airborne particles picked up throughout your home; particles on the order of dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. In the main, HEPA filters are used, but there are other sorts of acceptable filters that can be good for those suffering from allergies.

The most prevalent geothermal air filter is the disposable kind. Change them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can clean 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 important that you don rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that covers your mouth and nose. It’s even more crucial, in any event, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

For further tips on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, look at your O&M Manual or call on the specialists at Conan Heating and Geothermal. We’re at your service!