Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Port Washington Homeowners

The good news is, 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 well maintained! Of course, even the greatest of geothermal systems can fall victim to a random hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. At such times, it’s encouraging to know the Port Washington pros at Professional Geothermal Systems are here to help.

Prior to calling us, though, you may want to peruse the following checklist – just to verify that the problem can’t, in fact, be taken care of without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Can’t get warm? Can’t cool off?  The trouble could be as straightforward 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 achieved 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 adequately 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 improve 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 malfunction is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or the result of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, dependent upon the type of system you have – being for whatever reason shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If they’re closed, well, then it’s perfectly understandable why you’re not experienceing the warmth or the coolness you seek!
  • The Filters. Here’s where a program of methodical – and simple – self-performed system maintenance truly proves its merit! 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 working their way into the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will hinder air circulation, lower the heating and cooling capability of the system, increase your utility costs, and cut a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. By all means, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve followed the checklist, remedied whatever needed remedying, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still malfunctioning? Now would be a great time to call us. The specialists at Professional Geothermal Systems have an aptitude for fixing whatever might disable a geothermal system – as plenty of harried Port Washington homeowners will certify!