Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Central Ohio Homeowners

The good news is, geothermal heating and cooling systems are celebrated for their dependability, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there shouldn’t be any – if you keep your system well maintained! That said, even the best of geothermal systems can fall victim to an occasional hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. On those rare occasions, it’s good to know the Central Ohio experts at Westin Air are here to help.

Before you engage our services, though, you probably ought to run through 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 difficulty could be as simple 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 been brought up to 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 sufficiently maintained auto setting for the fan ensures that it operates whenever your geothermal heat pump increases or decreases your home’s temperature. This helps boost 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 suppose that the cause of a geothermal system failure is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or a product 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 it makes sense that you’re not enjoying the warmth or the coolness you’re after!
  • The Filters. Here’s where recurrent – and simple – do-it-yourself system maintenance unquestionably proves its worth! 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 restrict air circulation, lessen the heating and cooling capability of the system, inflate your utility costs, and take a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. Whatever it takes, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve run through the checklist, righted whatever needed righting, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still not functioning properly? Now would be a swell time to call us. The experts at Westin Air have a knack for fixing whatever might incapacitate a geothermal system – as plenty of harried Central Ohio homeowners will certify!