Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Richmond

One of the nicest things about heating and cooling your Richmond home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance required of you. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. Still, minimal maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. Keeping your system’s operation trouble-free and efficient does entail regularly 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. Aside from that, yearly maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at DeltaTemp. These binary efforts – yours and ours – can help guarantee that your compressors and circulation pumps last for a good 35 to 50 years, the guesstimated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

See to it that you consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for proper maintenance procedures. Suffice it to note here that checking fluid levels basically 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 need changing regularly: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters capture airborne particles picked up from all over your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. In general, HEPA filters are employed, but there are other types of reasonable filters that can help allergy sufferers.

Most geothermal system air filters are disposable. Switch them out 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 vital that you don rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that shields your mouth and nose. It’s even more critical, in any event, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

For further details on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, refer to your O&M Manual or see the specialists at DeltaTemp. We’re at your service!