Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Columbus, Ohio Homeowners

We’ll start with the good news: geothermal heating and cooling systems are celebrated for their trustworthiness, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there likely won’t be any – if you keep your system well maintained! Of course, even the best of geothermal systems can develop an odd hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. In times like those, it’s encouraging to know the Columbus, Ohio pros at Geo Source One Inc. are here to help.

Before you call us, though, you probably ought to peruse the following checklist – just to make sure 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 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 attained 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 get the heating system going again in Winter – or five degrees lower to get the cooling system going again in Summer^get the heating system running again in Winter – or five degrees lower to get the cooling system running again in Summer.
  • The Fan. A well maintained auto setting for the fan assures that it runs whenever your geothermal heat pump cranks up or drops your home’s temperature. This helps improve the energy efficiency of your system on the whole.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It proves true more often than you’d think that the cause of a geothermal system crash 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 not, then it makes sense that you’re not experienceing the warmth or the coolness you’re after!
  • The Filters. Here’s where periodic – and simple – self-managed system maintenance definitely 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 getting into the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will hinder air circulation, reduce the heating and cooling capability of the system, increase your utility costs, and slash a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. By any means necessary, 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 kilter? Now would be a great time to call us. The specialists at Geo Source One Inc. have a flair for fixing whatever might incapacitate a geothermal system – as scads of harried Columbus, Ohio homeowners will certify!