Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Port Washington Homeowners

We’ll lead with the good news: geothermal heating and cooling systems are famous for their dependability, 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 develop a random hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. In times like those, it’s encouraging to know the Port Washington pros at Professional Geothermal Systems are here to help.

Before you engage our services, though, you may want to peruse the following checklist – just to make sure the problem can’t, in fact, be resolved 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 been brought up to 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 adequately maintained auto setting for the fan makes sure it operates 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 a consequence of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, dependent upon the kind of system you have – being somehow shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If not, 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 – DIY system maintenance truly proves its merit! 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 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 scores of harried Port Washington homeowners will certify!