Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Long Island

One of the nicest things about heating and cooling your Long Island home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it needs so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. But minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to suggest no maintenance. Keeping your system running smoothly and efficiently necessitates routinely checking the heat pump’s fluid levels and temperatures as well as changing filters in both the air handling unit and the geothermal ground-loop system. Beyond that, yearly maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at ZBF Geothermal. These dual efforts – yours and ours – can help guarantee that your compressors and circulation pumps hold up for a solid 35 to 50 years, the estimated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

See to it that you consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for correct maintenance procedures. It’s sufficient to note here that inspecting fluid levels on the whole occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to run the geothermal heat pump.

There are in fact two filters in the air handling unit that must be changed every now and then: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters help get rid of airborne particles picked up from all over your home; particles such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Generally, HEPA filters are used, but there are other sorts of decent filters that can help those troubled by allergies.

The most common geothermal air filter is the disposable kind. Replace 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 important that you don rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that shields your mouth and nose. It’s even more critical, though, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

For further information on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, review your O&M Manual or see the specialists at ZBF Geothermal. We’re at your service!