Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Mitchell Homeowners

We’ll hit you with the good news first: geothermal heating and cooling systems are widely recognized for their trustworthiness, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there ought not to be any – if you keep your system well maintained! Of course, even the best of geothermal systems can develop an odd hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. At such times, it’s nice to know the Mitchell specialists at Affordable Geothermal LLC are here to help.

Before you engage our services, though, you may want to examine the following checklist – just to make sure the problem isn’t readily (and inexpensively!) solvable without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Warm air not warming? Cool air not cooling?  The trouble could be as straightforward as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If that’s the case, reset it and see if that doesn’t fix things.
  • The Thermostat’s Temperature Setting. A house that’s already been brought up to 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 properly maintained auto setting for the fan insures that it operates whenever your geothermal heat pump increases or decreases your home’s temperature. This helps enhance the energy efficiency of your system on the whole.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It happens more with more regularity than you’d suppose that the cause of a geothermal system breakdown is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or the result of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, in accordance with the type of system you have – being for some reason shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If they’re closed, well, then no wonder you’re not enjoying the warmth or the coolness you’re after!
  • The Filters. Here’s where recurrent – and simple – DIY system maintenance undeniably proves its value! If you aren’t swapping 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 hampered by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates getting into the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will cut down air circulation, lessen the heating and cooling capability of the system, send your utility costs soaring, and cut a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. By any means necessary, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve gone through the checklist, rectified whatever needed rectifying, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still not functioning properly? Now would be the right time to call us. The pros at Affordable Geothermal LLC have a talent for fixing whatever might incapacitate a geothermal system – as lots of harried Mitchell homeowners will tell you!