Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Greensburg Homeowners

We’ll give you the good news first: geothermal heating and cooling systems are widely recognized for their dependability, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there shouldn’t be any – if you keep your system properly maintained! That said, even the finest of geothermal systems can develop an odd hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. In those instances, it’s nice to know the Greensburg specialists at Wallpe Heating & Cooling are here to help.

Before you call us, though, you might want to go through the following checklist – just to confirm that the problem isn’t easily (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 simple as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If that’s the issue, 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 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 well maintained auto setting for the fan assures that it kicks in whenever your geothermal heat pump raises or lowers your home’s temperature. This helps boost the energy efficiency of your system overall.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It happens more frequently than you’d figure 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, depending on the sort 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 getting the warmth or the coolness you’re after!
  • The Filters. Here’s where recurrent – and simple – do-it-yourself system maintenance truly 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 crippled by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates working their way into the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will cut down air circulation, lessen the heating and cooling capability of the system, send your utility costs soaring, 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, righted whatever needed righting, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still malfunctioning? Now would be the right time to call us. The experts at Wallpe Heating & Cooling have an aptitude for fixing whatever might incapacitate a geothermal system – as lots of harried Greensburg homeowners will attest!