Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Boone 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 shouldn’t encounter any – if you keep your system properly maintained! Still, even the greatest of geothermal systems can develop a random hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. At such times, it’s heartening to know the Boone pros at Scott Brothers Heating & Air are here to help.

Before you engage our services, though, you probably ought to peruse the following checklist – just to ensure that the problem can’t, in fact, be solved without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. No heat coming through? No cool air to speak of?  The problem 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 achieved the warmth or coolness of the thermostat setting won’t trigger your geothermal system’s heat pump to start. Try setting the thermostat five degrees higher to get the heating system going again in Winter – or five degrees lower to get the cooling system going again in Summer^get the heating system running again in Winter – or five degrees lower to get the cooling system running again in Summer.
  • The Fan. A well maintained auto setting for the fan insures that it runs whenever your geothermal heat pump increases or decreases your home’s temperature. This helps improve the energy efficiency of your system overall.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It turns out more with more regularity than you’d figure that the cause of a geothermal system failure is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or a consequence of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, regarding the sort of system you have – being for whatever reason shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If they’re closed, well, then it stands to reason you’re not enjoying the warmth or the coolness you’re after!
  • The Filters. Here’s where recurrent – and simple – DIY system maintenance unquestionably proves its worth! If you aren’t replacing 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 impeded by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates getting into the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will cut down air circulation, reduce the heating and cooling capability of the system, raise your utility costs, and cut a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. Whatever else you do, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve followed the checklist, fixed whatever needed fixing, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still not functioning properly? Now would be a good time to call us. The experts at Scott Brothers Heating & Air have a gift for fixing whatever might incapacitate a geothermal system – as plenty of harried Boone homeowners will tell you!