Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Dexter Homeowners

The good news is, geothermal heating and cooling systems are famous for their reliability, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, you might not have to face any – if you keep your system sufficiently maintained! That said, even the best of geothermal systems can come down with an isolated hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. On those rare occasions, it’s comforting to know the Dexter specialists at Haley Mechanical are here to help.

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

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Not enough heat? Not enough cool air?  The problem could be as simple as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If that’s the case, reset it and see if that doesn’t fix things.
  • The Thermostat’s Temperature Setting. A house that’s already achieved the warmth or coolness of the thermostat setting won’t set off your geothermal system’s heat pump. Try setting the thermostat five degrees higher to get the heating system going again in Winter – or five degrees lower to get the cooling system going again in Summer^get the heating system running again in Winter – or five degrees lower to get the cooling system running again 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 boost the energy efficiency of your system on the whole.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It turns out more with more regularity 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 kind 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’re after!
  • The Filters. Here’s where consistent – and simple – do-it-yourself system maintenance unquestionably proves its worth! 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 hampered by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates infiltrating the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will cut down air circulation, lessen the heating and cooling capability of the system, raise your utility costs, and trim a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. By any means necessary, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve followed the checklist, righted whatever needed righting, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still not working properly? Now would be a great time to call us. The pros at Haley Mechanical have a faculty for fixing whatever might hobble a geothermal system – as plenty of harried Dexter homeowners will verify!