Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Mountain Home Homeowners

We’ll hit you with the good news first: geothermal heating and cooling systems are celebrated 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! Nevertheless, even the greatest of geothermal systems can come down with a random hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. In times like those, it’s encouraging to know the Mountain Home pros at Custom Heating & Cooling Inc. are here to help.

Before you call us, though, you probably ought to cast an eye on the following checklist – just to ensure that 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 simple 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 been brought up to 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 sufficiently maintained auto setting for the fan assures that it runs whenever your geothermal heat pump cranks up or drops your home’s temperature. This helps improve the energy efficiency of your system generally.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It proves true more with more regularity than you’d figure that the cause of a geothermal system fail is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or a repercussion of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, in accordance with the sort of system you have – being somehow 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 want!
  • The Filters. Here’s where recurrent – and simple – DIY system maintenance unquestionably proves its value! 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 handicapped by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates getting into the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will interfere with air circulation, reduce the heating and cooling capability of the system, send your utility costs skyrocketing, 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, corrected whatever needed correcting, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still malfunctioning? Now would be the right time to call us. The specialists at Custom Heating & Cooling Inc. have a talent for fixing whatever might disable a geothermal system – as plenty of harried Mountain Home homeowners will certify!