Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Green Bay Homeowners

We’ll start with the good news: geothermal heating and cooling systems are acclaimed for their dependability, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there shouldn’t be any – if you keep your system well maintained! Of course, even the greatest of geothermal systems can develop an occasional hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. On those rare occasions, it’s good to know the Green Bay specialists at Action Heating & Cooling Services, LLC are here to help.

Before you pick up the phone, 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. Not enough heat? Not enough cool air?  The problem could be as uncomplicated as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If that’s the case, reset it and see if that doesn’t take care of it.
  • 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 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 kicks in whenever your geothermal heat pump raises or lowers your home’s temperature. This helps enhance the energy efficiency of your system overall.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It happens more frequently than you’d figure that the cause of a geothermal system failure is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or a consequence of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, in accordance with the type 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 experienceing the warmth or the coolness you want!
  • The Filters. Here’s where recurrent – and simple – self-executed system maintenance undeniably proves its value! If you aren’t swapping out 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 getting into the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will restrict air circulation, lower 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 followed the checklist, fixed whatever needed fixing, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still on the fritz? Now would be a good time to call us. The pros at Action Heating & Cooling Services, LLC have a faculty for fixing whatever might incapacitate a geothermal system – as scads of harried Green Bay homeowners will tell you!