Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Greene County Homeowners

The good news is, geothermal heating and cooling systems are famous for their trustworthiness, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, you might not have to face any – if you keep your system well maintained! Of course, even the best of geothermal systems can develop a sporadic hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. On those occasions, it’s good to know the Greene County experts at Kool-Temp Heating & Cooling Inc. are here to help.

Before you pick up the phone, though, you may want to cast an eye on the following checklist – just to ensure that the problem isn’t readily (and inexpensively!) solvable without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. No heat coming through? No cool air to speak of?  The difficulty could be as elementary as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If that’s the case, reset it and see if that doesn’t take care of it.
  • The Thermostat’s Temperature Setting. A house that’s already been brought up to the warmth or coolness of the thermostat setting won’t prompt your geothermal system’s heat pump to start. Try setting the thermostat five degrees higher to restart the heating system in Winter – or five degrees lower to restart the cooling system in Summer.
  • The Fan. A well maintained auto setting for the fan insures that it runs whenever your geothermal heat pump raises or lowers your home’s temperature. This helps improve the energy efficiency of your system overall.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It turns out more often than you’d think that the cause of a geothermal system malfunction is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or the result of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, as regards the type of system you have – being for whatever reason shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If the answer’s no, then no wonder you’re not experienceing the warmth or the coolness you want!
  • The Filters. Here’s where recurrent – and simple – DIY system maintenance truly proves its value! If you aren’t switching out disposable air filters every three months, or vacuum-cleaning permanent filters every one to three months, your geothermal heating and cooling system may well be crippled by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates infiltrating the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will hinder air circulation, reduce the heating and cooling capability of the system, raise your utility costs, and slash a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. By any means necessary, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve followed the checklist, remedied whatever needed remedying, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still conked out? Now would be the right time to call us. The specialists at Kool-Temp Heating & Cooling Inc. have a gift for fixing whatever might incapacitate a geothermal system – as plenty of harried Greene County homeowners will tell you!