Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Panama City

One of the nicest things about heating and cooling your Panama City home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it requires so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system running smoothly and efficiently necessitates periodically 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, annual maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Ridge Heating and Air. These complementary efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps hold up for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the calculated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Be sure to consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for details on the right maintenance procedures. It’s sufficient to note here that investigating fluid levels as a rule means checking on the amount of refrigerant required to operate the geothermal heat pump.

There are in fact two filters in the air handling unit that have to 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 from all over your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Ordinarily, HEPA filters are employed, but there are other kinds of decent filters that can be beneficial for allergy sufferers.

Disposable geothermal system air filters are the most common. Replace them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can refresh with a vacuum-cleaner hose, should be pulled from the housing and cleaned every one to three months. Whether cleaning or replacing, it’s necessary 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 isolate the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more details on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, read your O&M Manual or get in touch with the experts at Ridge Heating and Air. We’re at your service!