Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Elizabethtown 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 best of geothermal systems can develop an odd hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. On those rare occasions, it’s heartening to know the Elizabethtown pros at Dever Enterprises are here to help.

Before you pay us a visit, though, you probably ought to cast an eye on the following checklist – just to make sure the problem can’t, in fact, be taken care of without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Not enough heat? Not enough cool air?  The difficulty could be as elementary 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 arrived at 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 get the heating system restarted in Winter – or five degrees lower to get the cooling system restarted in Summer.
  • The Fan. A well maintained auto setting for the fan ensures that it kicks in whenever your geothermal heat pump cranks up or drops your home’s temperature. This helps boost the energy efficiency of your system overall.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It happens more with more regularity than you’d imagine that the cause of a geothermal system malfunction is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or a repercussion of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, regarding the type of system you have – being somehow shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If not, then it stands to reason you’re not experienceing the warmth or the coolness you’re after!
  • The Filters. Here’s where periodic – and simple – do-it-yourself system maintenance really proves its worth! 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 working their way 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 it takes, 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 swell time to call us. The experts at Dever Enterprises have a faculty for fixing whatever might hobble a geothermal system – as lots of harried Elizabethtown homeowners will tell you!