Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Des Moines

One of the beauties of heating and cooling your Des Moines 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 running smoothly and efficiently necessitates 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. Beyond that, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Sherman Co. LLC. These complementary efforts – yours and ours – can ensure that your compressors and circulation pumps hold up for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the adjudged life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Make it a point to consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for proper maintenance procedures. It’s enough to tell you here that examining fluid levels on the whole occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant required to operate the geothermal heat pump.

There are actually two filters in the air handling unit that have to be changed every now and then: 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 such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. In general, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other types of decent filters that can help allergy sufferers.

Disposable geothermal system air filters are the most prevalent. Change them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can sanitize 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 shields 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 specifics on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, study your O&M Manual or speak with the experts at Sherman Co. LLC. We’re at your service!