Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Medina Homeowners

The good news is, geothermal heating and cooling systems are famous for their reliability, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, you shouldn’t encounter any – if you keep your system well maintained! Still, even the best of geothermal systems can succumb to an odd hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. At such times, it’s nice to know the Medina experts at Sisler Heating & Cooling, Inc. are here to help.

Before you engage our services, though, you might want to look over 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 improve matters.
  • 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 restarted in Winter – or five degrees lower to get the cooling system restarted in Summer.
  • The Fan. A adequately maintained auto setting for the fan makes sure it runs whenever your geothermal heat pump cranks up or drops your home’s temperature. This helps boost the energy efficiency of your system generally.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It proves true more frequently than you’d expect that the cause of a geothermal system failure is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or the result of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, regarding the type of system you have – being for some reason shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If they’re closed, well, then no wonder you’re not enjoying the warmth or the coolness you want!
  • The Filters. Here’s where periodic – and simple – do-it-yourself system maintenance really proves its value! If you aren’t changing 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 invading the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will interfere with air circulation, lower the heating and cooling capability of the system, send your utility costs through the roof, and trim a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. Whatever it takes, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve followed the checklist, remedied whatever needed remedying, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still malfunctioning? Now would be the right time to call us. The specialists at Sisler Heating & Cooling, Inc. have a faculty for fixing whatever might impair a geothermal system – as lots of harried Medina homeowners will certify!