Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Topeka Homeowners

We’ll give you the good news first: geothermal heating and cooling systems are famous for their dependability, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there likely won’t be any – if you keep your system properly maintained! Still, even the finest of geothermal systems can develop an occasional hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. In times like those, it’s nice to know the Topeka specialists at Ground Source, Inc. are here to help.

Before you pay us a visit, though, you may want to peruse the following checklist – just to verify that the problem isn’t readily (and inexpensively!) solvable without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. No heat coming through? No cool air to speak of?  The problem could be as uncomplicated as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If so, reset it and see if that doesn’t put things right.
  • The Thermostat’s Temperature Setting. A house that’s already arrived at 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 sufficiently maintained auto setting for the fan insures 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 proves true more with more regularity than you’d expect that the cause of a geothermal system breakdown is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or the result 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 enjoying the warmth or the coolness you want!
  • The Filters. Here’s where periodic – and simple – do-it-yourself system maintenance undeniably proves its value! If you aren’t switching 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 interfere with air circulation, lessen the heating and cooling capability of the system, inflate your utility costs, and cut a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. Whatever it takes, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve followed the checklist, remedied whatever needed remedying, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still out of order? Now would be a swell time to call us. The experts at Ground Source, Inc. have an aptitude for fixing whatever might disable a geothermal system – as scads of harried Topeka homeowners will confirm!