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Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Myrtle Beach

One of the niceties of heating and cooling your Myrtle Beach home with a WaterFurnace geothermal system is that it demands so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. But minimal maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. Keeping your system running smoothly and efficiently does entail periodically checking the heat pump’s fluid levels and temperatures as well as changing 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 J & J Air. These complementary efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps last for a solid 35 to 50 years, the determined life of your WaterFurnace geothermal system.

Make sure you consult your WaterFurnace Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for information on the right maintenance procedures. It’s enough to tell you here that inspecting fluid levels primarily involves checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to utilize the geothermal heat pump.

There are,to be precise, two filters in the air handling unit that need changing every now and then: one in the discharge ducting, the other in the air return system. Both filters capture airborne particles collected throughout your home; particles on the order of dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Commonly, HEPA filters are employed, but there are other kinds of satisfactory filters that can be good for those troubled by allergies.

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

For more tips on maintaining your WaterFurnace geothermal heating and cooling system, study your O&M Manual or call on the pros at J & J Air. We’re at your service!