Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Northern Colorado

One of the greatest things about heating and cooling your Northern Colorado home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it requires so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. But minimal maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. Keeping your system’s performance trouble-free and efficient calls for regularly checking the heat pump’s fluid levels and temperatures as well as swapping out 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 Comfort By Nature. These dual efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps keep going for a good 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 enough to say here that checking fluid levels as a rule 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 remove airborne particles picked up throughout your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. In general, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other kinds of acceptable filters that can be good for allergy sufferers.

Geothermal system air filters are most often disposable. Switch them out them every three months. Permanent filters, which are cleanable with a vacuum-cleaner hose, should be removed from 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 critical, however, that you isolate the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more details on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, review your O&M Manual or get in touch with the experts at Comfort By Nature. We’re at your service!