Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Defiance

One of the niceties of heating and cooling your Defiance home with a geothermal system is that it requires 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 operation trouble-free and efficient does entail regularly 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 Schlatters Plumbing Heating & AC. These dual efforts – yours and ours – can help guarantee that your compressors and circulation pumps endure for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the determined life of your geothermal system.

Make it a point to consult your owner's manual for proper maintenance procedures. It’s enough to note here that examining fluid levels as a rule means checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to utilize the geothermal heat pump.

There are in fact two filters in the air handling unit that need changing every so often: 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 such as dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. In the main, HEPA filters are installed, but there are other sorts of satisfactory filters that can be good for those afflicted with allergies.

Disposable geothermal system air filters are the norm. Switch them out 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 necessary that you put on rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that shields your mouth and nose. It’s even more vital, though, that you disconnect the system from all power sources beforehand!

For further advice on maintaining your geothermal heating and cooling system, read your O&M Manual or call on the pros at Schlatters Plumbing Heating & AC. We’re at your service!