Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Mobile Homeowners

The good news is, geothermal heating and cooling systems are acclaimed for their trustworthiness, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there shouldn’t be any – if you keep your system well maintained! Nevertheless, even the finest of geothermal systems can be afflicted with a random hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. At such times, it’s comforting to know the Mobile specialists at Geothermal Solutions are here to help.

Before you pick up the phone, though, you might want 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. Can’t get warm? Can’t cool off?  The problem could be as simple as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If that’s the issue, reset it and see if that doesn’t fix things.
  • The Thermostat’s Temperature Setting. A house that’s already arrived at the warmth or coolness of the thermostat setting won’t start up 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 well maintained auto setting for the fan assures that it kicks in whenever your geothermal heat pump cranks up or drops your home’s temperature. This helps enhance the energy efficiency of your system generally.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It happens more frequently than you’d expect that the cause of a geothermal system fail is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or the result of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, depending on the kind of system you have – being somehow shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If the answer’s no, then it stands to reason you’re not experienceing the warmth or the coolness you seek!
  • The Filters. Here’s where periodic – and simple – DIY system maintenance truly proves its merit! If you aren’t swapping 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 hobbled by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates getting into the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will cut down air circulation, lower the heating and cooling capability of the system, raise your utility costs, and take a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. By any means necessary, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve gone through the checklist, righted whatever needed righting, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still out of order? Now would be the right time to call us. The specialists at Geothermal Solutions have a knack for fixing whatever might impair a geothermal system – as plenty of harried Mobile homeowners will verify!