Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Mitchell Homeowners

The good news is, geothermal heating and cooling systems are widely recognized for their trustworthiness, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there likely won’t be any – if you keep your system well maintained! Of course, even the finest of geothermal systems can fall prey to an odd hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. At such times, it’s good 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 can’t, in fact, be resolved 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 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 restart the heating system in Winter – or five degrees lower to restart the cooling system in Summer.
  • The Fan. A properly maintained auto setting for the fan insures that it operates whenever your geothermal heat pump raises or lowers your home’s temperature. This helps boost 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 a product of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, in accordance with the type of system you have – being for whatever reason shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If not, 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 really 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 scores of harried Mitchell homeowners will tell you!