Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in New Jersey

One of the niceties of heating and cooling your New Jersey home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it requires 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 smooth and efficient calls for regularly 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 J. Zanes LLC. These dual efforts – yours and ours – can assure that your compressors and circulation pumps last for a solid 35 to 50 years, the determined life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

See to it that you consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for details on the right maintenance procedures. It’s sufficient to say here that examining fluid levels basically involves checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to run the geothermal heat pump.

There are,to be specific, 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 catch airborne particles sucked in throughout your home; particles such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Ordinarily, HEPA filters are employed, but there are other kinds of acceptable filters that can be helpful to those racked with allergies.

Disposable geothermal system air filters are the most prevalent. Change them every three months. Permanent filters, which are cleanable 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 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 tips on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, read your O&M Manual or see the specialists at J. Zanes LLC. We’re at your service!