Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Huntington Homeowners

We’ll hit you with the good news first: geothermal heating and cooling systems are famed for their dependability, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there shouldn’t be any – if you keep your system adequately maintained! Nevertheless, even the finest of geothermal systems can experience an isolated hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. At such times, it’s good to know the Huntington pros at Huntington Heating & Cooling Inc. are here to help.

Before you pick up the phone, though, you probably ought to look over the following checklist – just to verify that the problem isn’t readily (and inexpensively!) solvable without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. No heat coming through? No cool air to speak of?  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 straighten things out.
  • The Thermostat’s Temperature Setting. A house that’s already arrived at 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 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 makes certain that it kicks in whenever your geothermal heat pump raises or lowers your home’s temperature. This helps improve the energy efficiency of your system overall.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It turns out more with more regularity than you’d figure that the cause of a geothermal system breakdown is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or a consequence of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, regarding the sort of system you have – being for whatever reason shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If they’re closed, well, then it stands to reason you’re not getting the warmth or the coolness you seek!
  • The Filters. Here’s where consistent – and simple – DIY system maintenance truly 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 impeded by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates invading the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will cut down air circulation, lessen the heating and cooling capability of the system, inflate your utility costs, and trim a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. By all means, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve followed the checklist, remedied whatever needed remedying, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still malfunctioning? Now would be a great time to call us. The experts at Huntington Heating & Cooling Inc. have a flair for fixing whatever might impair a geothermal system – as lots of harried Huntington homeowners will tell you!