Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Reading

One of the niceties of heating and cooling your Reading home with a geothermal system is that it needs so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. But minimal maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. Keeping your system operating smoothly and efficiently necessitates periodically checking the heat pump’s fluid levels and temperatures as well as replacing filters in both the air handling unit and the geothermal ground-loop system. Beyond that, once-a-year maintenance service should be provided by the registered, qualified geothermal energy engineers at Paul W. Essig Inc.. These dual efforts – yours and ours – can ensure that your compressors and circulation pumps keep going for a good 35 to 50 years, the reckoned life of your geothermal system.

Make it a point to consult your owner's manual for correct maintenance procedures. Suffice it to note here that examining fluid levels primarily involves checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to run the geothermal heat pump.

There are actually two filters in the air handling unit that have to be changed periodically: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters catch airborne particles sucked in 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 help allergy sufferers.

Geothermal system air filters are typically disposable. Replace them every three months. Permanent filters, which you can clean with a vacuum-cleaner hose, should be pulled from 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, in any event, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

For further advice on maintaining your geothermal heating and cooling system, study your O&M Manual or call on the pros at Paul W. Essig Inc.. We’re at your service!