Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Southern Ohio Homeowners

The good news is, geothermal heating and cooling systems are famous 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 greatest of geothermal systems can develop a random hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. On those occasions, it’s good to know the Southern Ohio specialists at Daniel's HVAC, LLC are here to help.

Prior to calling us, though, you probably ought to examine the following checklist – just to make sure the problem can’t, in fact, be corrected without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Can’t get warm? Can’t cool off?  The difficulty could be as uncomplicated as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If so, reset it and see if that doesn’t do the trick.
  • The Thermostat’s Temperature Setting. A house that’s already achieved the warmth or coolness of the thermostat setting won’t set off your geothermal system’s heat pump. 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 makes sure it operates whenever your geothermal heat pump raises or lowers your home’s temperature. This helps enhance the energy efficiency of your system overall.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It happens more with more regularity than you’d think that the cause of a geothermal system breakdown is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or a repercussion of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, depending on the sort 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 enjoying the warmth or the coolness you’re after!
  • The Filters. Here’s where consistent – and simple – self-executed system maintenance unquestionably proves its merit! If you aren’t changing 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 invading the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will hinder air circulation, lower the heating and cooling capability of the system, send your utility costs through the roof, and cut a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. Whatever else you do, 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 conked out? Now would be a swell time to call us. The pros at Daniel's HVAC, LLC have a flair for fixing whatever might impair a geothermal system – as lots of harried Southern Ohio homeowners will attest!