Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Omaha

One of the greatest things about heating and cooling your Omaha home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it needs so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. Still, minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to mean no maintenance. Keeping your system’s operation trouble-free and efficient does entail periodically 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. In addition to that, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Complete Comfort. These dual efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps hang in there for a solid 35 to 50 years, the estimated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

By all means, consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for details on the correct maintenance procedures. It’s enough to say here that examining fluid levels on the whole occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to run the geothermal heat pump.

There are,to be accurate, two filters in the air handling unit that require changing regularly: 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 on the order of dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Normally, HEPA filters are used, but there are other types of satisfactory filters that can be of benefit to allergy sufferers.

Disposable geothermal system air filters are the most prevalent. Switch them out 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 important that you don rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that shields your mouth and nose. It’s even more critical, however, that you unplug the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more advice on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, refer to your O&M Manual or call on the pros at Complete Comfort. We’re at your service!