Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Indianapolis

One of the nicest things about heating and cooling your Indianapolis home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it demands so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to mean no maintenance. Keeping your system operating smoothly and efficiently does entail routinely checking the heat pump’s fluid levels and temperatures as well as replacing 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 Bassett Services Inc.. These complementary efforts – yours and ours – can insure that your compressors and circulation pumps hang in there 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 proper maintenance procedures. Suffice it to note here that inspecting fluid levels essentially means checking on the amount of refrigerant required to operate the geothermal heat pump.

There are,to be precise, 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 help eliminate airborne particles picked up from all over your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Generally, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other sorts of acceptable filters that can help allergy sufferers.

Disposable geothermal system air filters are the norm. 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 important that you put on rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that covers your mouth and nose. It’s even more vital, though, that you cut the system off 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 specialists at Bassett Services Inc.. We’re at your service!