Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Southeast Missouri Homeowners

We’ll hit you with the good news first: geothermal heating and cooling systems are famous for their trustworthiness, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there shouldn’t be any – if you keep your system sufficiently maintained! That said, even the greatest of geothermal systems can develop an isolated hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. In times like those, it’s heartening to know the Southeast Missouri pros at Lundy HTG. & CLG. are here to help.

Before you pick up the phone, though, you probably ought to cast an eye on the following checklist – just to make sure the problem isn’t readily (and inexpensively!) solvable without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Don’t feel much heat? Cool air not cool enough?  The trouble could be as elementary as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If so, reset it and see if that doesn’t do the trick.
  • The Thermostat’s Temperature Setting. A house that’s already been brought up to 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 restart the heating system in Winter – or five degrees lower to restart the cooling system in Summer.
  • The Fan. A adequately maintained auto setting for the fan makes sure it runs 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 often than you’d figure that the cause of a geothermal system malfunction is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or a product of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, as regards the sort of system you have – being somehow shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If not, then no wonder you’re not experienceing the warmth or the coolness you want!
  • The Filters. Here’s where periodic – and simple – DIY system maintenance unquestionably proves its value! 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 handicapped by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates infiltrating the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will hinder air circulation, reduce the heating and cooling capability of the system, send your utility costs soaring, and slash a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. Whatever else you do, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve followed the checklist, remedied whatever needed remedying, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still conked out? Now would be a great time to call us. The pros at Lundy HTG. & CLG. have a faculty for fixing whatever might hobble a geothermal system – as lots of harried Southeast Missouri homeowners will attest!