Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Lime Springs 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 won’t likely be any – if you keep your system well maintained! Nevertheless, even the best of geothermal systems can succumb to a sporadic hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. On those rare occasions, it’s nice to know the Lime Springs specialists at Johnson Comfort Systems, Inc. are here to help.

Before you engage our services, though, you probably ought to look over the following checklist – just to make sure the problem can’t, in fact, be solved without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Don’t feel much heat? Cool air not cool enough?  The problem could be as elementary as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If so, reset it and see if that doesn’t improve matters.
  • The Thermostat’s Temperature Setting. A house that’s already arrived at the warmth or coolness of the thermostat setting won’t prompt 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 properly maintained auto setting for the fan ensures that it runs 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 frequently than you’d figure that the cause of a geothermal system crash is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or the result of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, as regards 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’s perfectly understandable why you’re not enjoying the warmth or the coolness you’re after!
  • The Filters. Here’s where a program of methodical – and simple – self-executed 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 working their way into the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will restrict air circulation, reduce the heating and cooling capability of the system, send your utility costs soaring, and take a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. Whatever else you do, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve followed the checklist, resolved whatever needed resolving, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still on the fritz? Now would be a swell time to call us. The pros at Johnson Comfort Systems, Inc. have a faculty for fixing whatever might hobble a geothermal system – as plenty of harried Lime Springs homeowners will affirm!