Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Knoxville

One of the greatest things about heating and cooling your Knoxville home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it needs so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to mean no maintenance. Keeping your system’s performance trouble-free and efficient necessitates routinely 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 Smith and Associates Geothermal. These twin efforts – yours and ours – can help guarantee that your compressors and circulation pumps keep going for a solid 35 to 50 years, the guesstimated life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Be sure to consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for proper maintenance procedures. It’s enough to tell you here that checking fluid levels on the whole occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to utilize the geothermal heat pump.

There are,to be accurate, two filters in the air handling unit that must be changed every so often: 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. Ordinarily, HEPA filters are employed, but there are other kinds of satisfactory filters that can be good for those suffering from allergies.

The majority of geothermal system air filters are disposable. Switch them out 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 crucial that you wear rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more vital, though, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

For further information on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, read your O&M Manual or call on the pros at Smith and Associates Geothermal. We’re at your service!