Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Lexington Homeowners

We’ll hit you with 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 adequately maintained! That said, even the best of geothermal systems can fall prey to a sporadic hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. In those instances, it’s comforting to know the Lexington pros at Arronco Comfort Air, Inc. are here to help.

Prior to calling us, though, you probably ought to look over the following checklist – just to verify that the problem isn’t readily (and inexpensively!) solvable without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Not enough heat? Not enough cool air?  The trouble could be as uncomplicated as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If that’s the issue, reset it and see if that doesn’t take care of it.
  • The Thermostat’s Temperature Setting. A house that’s already been brought up to 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 get the heating system restarted in Winter – or five degrees lower to get the cooling system restarted in Summer.
  • The Fan. A well maintained auto setting for the fan insures that it operates whenever your geothermal heat pump increases or decreases 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 often than you’d suppose that the cause of a geothermal system failure is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or a consequence of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, in accordance with the sort of system you have – being for whatever reason shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If the answer’s no, then no wonder you’re not getting the warmth or the coolness you seek!
  • The Filters. Here’s where periodic – and simple – self-executed system maintenance definitely 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 impeded by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates getting into the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will limit air circulation, lower the heating and cooling capability of the system, send your utility costs skyrocketing, 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, resolved whatever needed resolving, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still not functioning properly? Now would be the right time to call us. The pros at Arronco Comfort Air, Inc. have a flair for fixing whatever might hobble a geothermal system – as plenty of harried Lexington homeowners will affirm!