Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Boone

One of the niceties of heating and cooling your Boone home with a geothermal system is the minimal maintenance required. The system’s relative simplicity accounts for that. Still, minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to suggest no maintenance. Keeping your system operating smoothly and efficiently necessitates periodically 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. Aside from that, yearly maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Scott Brothers Heating & Air. These binary efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps hang in there for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the adjudged life of your geothermal system.

Make it a point to consult your owner's manual for proper maintenance procedures. It’s sufficient to tell you here that checking 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 need changing every now and then: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters catch airborne particles sucked in throughout your home; particles such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Usually, HEPA filters are used, but there are other types of reasonable filters that can help those afflicted with allergies.

The most prevalent geothermal air filter is the disposable kind. Change them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can refresh 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 necessary that you put on rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that shields your mouth and nose. It’s even more vital, though, that you unplug the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more tips on maintaining your geothermal heating and cooling system, look at your O&M Manual or speak with the experts at Scott Brothers Heating & Air. We’re at your service!