Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Danville Homeowners

We’ll lead with the good news: 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 adequately maintained! That said, even the best of geothermal systems can experience an odd hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. In times like those, it’s nice to know the Danville specialists at Geo Climate Control are here to help.

Before you pay us a visit, though, you probably ought to examine the following checklist – just to verify that the problem can’t, in fact, be taken care of without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Warm air not warming? Cool air not cooling?  The difficulty could be as simple as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If that’s the situation, 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 start up your geothermal system’s heat pump. 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 ensures that it kicks in whenever your geothermal heat pump increases or decreases your home’s temperature. This helps improve the energy efficiency of your system on the whole.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It turns out more often than you’d suppose that the cause of a geothermal system crash is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or a consequence of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, regarding the kind 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 getting the warmth or the coolness you’re after!
  • The Filters. Here’s where periodic – and simple – self-performed system maintenance definitely 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 handicapped by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates infiltrating the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will restrict air circulation, reduce the heating and cooling capability of the system, send your utility costs through the roof, and trim a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. Whatever it takes, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve run through the checklist, rectified whatever needed rectifying, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still out of whack? Now would be a swell time to call us. The pros at Geo Climate Control have a talent for fixing whatever might impair a geothermal system – as scores of harried Danville homeowners will confirm!