Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Medina Homeowners

The good news is, geothermal heating and cooling systems are celebrated for their trustworthiness, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there ought not to be any – if you keep your system well maintained! Nevertheless, even the finest of geothermal systems can develop an odd hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. On those occasions, it’s good to know the Medina pros at Sisler Heating & Cooling, Inc. are here to help.

Before you engage our services, though, you may want to examine the following checklist – just to verify that the problem can’t, in fact, be solved without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Warm air not warming? Cool air not cooling?  The difficulty could be as uncomplicated as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If that’s the issue, reset it and see if that doesn’t put things right.
  • The Thermostat’s Temperature Setting. A house that’s already been brought up to the warmth or coolness of the thermostat setting won’t trigger your geothermal system’s heat pump to start. 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 well maintained auto setting for the fan makes certain that it operates whenever your geothermal heat pump raises or lowers your home’s temperature. This helps enhance the energy efficiency of your system generally.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It proves true more often than you’d suppose that the cause of a geothermal system fail is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or the result of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, regarding the type 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 it makes sense that you’re not enjoying the warmth or the coolness you’re after!
  • The Filters. Here’s where a program of methodical – and simple – DIY system maintenance truly proves its merit! If you aren’t replacing 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 crippled by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates working their way into the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will hinder air circulation, reduce the heating and cooling capability of the system, raise your utility costs, and take a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. Whatever it takes, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve run through the checklist, righted whatever needed righting, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still conked out? Now would be a great time to call us. The specialists at Sisler Heating & Cooling, Inc. have an aptitude for fixing whatever might incapacitate a geothermal system – as lots of harried Medina homeowners will verify!