Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Starkville

One of the greatest things about heating and cooling your Starkville 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 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, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Mid South Air Conditioning, Inc.. 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.

Be sure to consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for correct maintenance procedures. Suffice it to note here that investigating fluid levels as a rule means checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to utilize the geothermal heat pump.

There are actually 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 remove airborne particles picked up throughout your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Commonly, HEPA filters are employed, but there are other sorts of decent filters that can be beneficial for those suffering from allergies.

The majority of geothermal system air filters are disposable. Replace them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can sanitize 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 covers your mouth and nose. It’s even more critical, however, that you isolate the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more specifics on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, review your O&M Manual or call on the pros at Mid South Air Conditioning, Inc.. We’re at your service!