One of the advantages of owning a geothermal heat pump is that there's little maintenance to perform on the equipment. Unless you are having a mechanical issue, often you won't need a service tech to come out for that yearly checkup. That said, there is something you should do every six months, and that's change the air filter. But what type of filter should you select? There are numerous choices, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Let's take a look at why geothermal furnace filters are essential, how often you should replace them and which type is right for your scenario.
Why Geothermal Heat Pumps Have Filters
Some heat pumps don't come with a filter. A good way to figure out if your heat pump has a filter is whether there is ductwork in the house. If this is the case, you have a water to air heat pump. This filter cleans the air entering into the heat pump, removing pet hair, dander and other air-borne particles. This keeps the heat pump clean and re-circulates clean air throughout your home.
Why Change You Furnace Filter?
With time your heat pump's filter will get dirty with dust and debris. A dirty geothermal filter will reduce air flow to the heat pump, reducing overall performance. If unchecked, over time, it could harm your heat pump's compressor too. When this happens it usually comes with an expensive service bill. So remember to check the filter at least two times a year, and change it when it needs changing.
We carry a large supply of Geothermal Furnace Filters, including typical sizes 30x32x2 and 30x36x2. Please contact us if you require a special size that you are having difficulty finding.