Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Abilene Homeowners

We’ll hit you with the good news first: geothermal heating and cooling systems are acclaimed for their trustworthiness, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there won’t likely be any – if you keep your system well maintained! Of course, even the best of geothermal systems can succumb to a sporadic hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. On those occasions, it’s good to know the Abilene experts at Southwest Air Conditioning are here to help.

Before you pay us a visit, though, you may want to examine the following checklist – just to verify that the problem can’t, in fact, be taken care of without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Can’t get warm? Can’t cool off?  The trouble could be as straightforward 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 attained 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 properly maintained auto setting for the fan makes sure it kicks in 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 happens more often than you’d suppose that the cause of a geothermal system crash is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or a repercussion of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, as regards the type of system you have – being for whatever reason 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 experienceing the warmth or the coolness you want!
  • The Filters. Here’s where regular – and simple – DIY system maintenance unquestionably proves its merit! 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 hampered by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates infiltrating the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will restrict air circulation, lessen the heating and cooling capability of the system, raise 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, rectified whatever needed rectifying, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still out of kilter? Now would be a good time to call us. The experts at Southwest Air Conditioning have a talent for fixing whatever might incapacitate a geothermal system – as scores of harried Abilene homeowners will attest!