Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Denver

One of the niceties of heating and cooling your Denver home with a geothermal system is that it requires so little maintenance. The system’s relative simplicity explains that. But minimal maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. Keeping your system’s operation trouble-free and efficient necessitates routinely 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 Denver Geothermal Heating. These dual efforts – yours and ours – can make certain that your compressors and circulation pumps endure for a respectable 35 to 50 years, the adjudged life of your geothermal system.

See to it that you consult your owner's manual for proper maintenance procedures. It’s enough to note here that inspecting fluid levels basically involves checking on the amount of refrigerant necessary to utilize 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 capture airborne particles collected from all over your home; particles on the order of 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 of benefit to those suffering from allergies.

The majority of geothermal system air filters are disposable. Replace them every three months. Permanent filters, which are cleanable with a vacuum-cleaner hose, should be removed 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 fits over your mouth and nose. It’s even more crucial, though, that you unplug the system from all power sources beforehand!

For more details on maintaining your geothermal heating and cooling system, read your O&M Manual or talk with the experts at Denver Geothermal Heating. We’re at your service!