Maintaining Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in Las Cruces

One of the nicest things about heating and cooling your Las Cruces home with a geothermal system is the minimal maintenance needed. The system’s relative simplicity is reason enough that. Nevertheless, minimal maintenance shouldn’t be taken to mean no maintenance. Keeping your system running smoothly and efficiently calls for periodically checking the heat pump’s fluid levels and temperatures as well as cleaning or installing new 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 Sun City Plumbing & Heating. These binary efforts – yours and ours – can assure that your compressors and circulation pumps last for a solid 35 to 50 years, the reckoned life of your geothermal system.

By all means, consult your owner's manual for correct maintenance procedures. Suffice it to say here that checking fluid levels on the whole occasions checking on the amount of refrigerant needed to use the geothermal heat pump.

There are in fact two filters in the air handling unit that require changing every now and then: 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 on the order of dust, fluff, dust mites, insects, and smoke residue. Usually, HEPA filters are used, but there are other sorts of satisfactory filters that can be helpful to those troubled by allergies.

The most prevalent geothermal air filter is the disposable kind. 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 put on rubber gloves, eye protection, and a face mask that fits over 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 specifics on maintaining your geothermal heating and cooling system, review your O&M Manual or get in touch with the specialists at Sun City Plumbing & Heating. We’re at your service!