Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Boise

One of the niceties of heating and cooling your Boise home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is the minimal maintenance required. The system’s relative simplicity accounts for that. Still, minimal maintenance isn’t the same as no maintenance. Keeping your system’s operation trouble-free and efficient 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 Idaho Geothermal, LLC. These twin efforts – yours and ours – can ensure that your compressors and circulation pumps keep going for a good 35 to 50 years, the determined life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Make it a point to consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for proper maintenance procedures. It’s enough to tell you here that inspecting fluid levels as a rule means checking on the amount of refrigerant needed to operate the geothermal heat pump.

There are,to be precise, two filters in the air handling unit that require changing regularly: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters catch airborne particles sucked in from all over your home; particles like dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Commonly, HEPA filters are employed, but there are other types of reasonable filters that can be helpful to allergy sufferers.

Disposable geothermal system air filters are the most prevalent. 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 shields your mouth and nose. It’s even more critical, however, that you cut the system off from all power sources beforehand!

For further advice on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, look at your O&M Manual or see the specialists at Idaho Geothermal, LLC. We’re at your service!