Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Beatrice Homeowners

We’ll open with the good news: geothermal heating and cooling systems are famous for their trustworthiness, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, you might not have to face any – if you keep your system properly maintained! Of course, even the best of geothermal systems can experience an odd hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. On those occasions, it’s nice to know the Beatrice experts at Noakes Heating & Air are here to help.

Before you call us, though, you probably ought to go through the following checklist – just to make sure the problem can’t, in fact, be solved without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Can’t get warm? Can’t cool off?  The difficulty could be as elementary as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If that’s the issue, reset it and see if that doesn’t take care of it.
  • The Thermostat’s Temperature Setting. A house that’s already achieved 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 sure it kicks in whenever your geothermal heat pump raises or lowers your home’s temperature. This helps enhance the energy efficiency of your system on the whole.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It proves true more often than you’d imagine that the cause of a geothermal system malfunction is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or the result of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, in accordance with the sort of system you have – being for whatever reason shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If not, then it makes sense that you’re not enjoying the warmth or the coolness you seek!
  • The Filters. Here’s where recurrent – and simple – do-it-yourself system maintenance definitely proves its worth! 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 restrict air circulation, lower the heating and cooling capability of the system, send your utility costs through the roof, and slash a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. By all means, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve run through the checklist, rectified whatever needed rectifying, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still malfunctioning? Now would be a good time to call us. The experts at Noakes Heating & Air have a talent for fixing whatever might impair a geothermal system – as lots of harried Beatrice homeowners will attest!