Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Greater Cincinnati Homeowners

The good news is, geothermal heating and cooling systems are celebrated for their reliability, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there ought not to be any – if you keep your system sufficiently maintained! Nevertheless, even the greatest 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 nice to know the Greater Cincinnati pros at Bill Spade Electric, Heating & Cooling are here to help.

Before you engage our services, though, you might want to peruse the following checklist – just to confirm that the problem can’t, in fact, be resolved without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Warm air not warming? Cool air not cooling?  The difficulty could be as elementary as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If so, reset it and see if that doesn’t fix things.
  • The Thermostat’s Temperature Setting. A house that’s already been brought up to 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 makes certain that it kicks in whenever your geothermal heat pump cranks up or drops your home’s temperature. This helps improve the energy efficiency of your system overall.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It happens more with more regularity than you’d expect that the cause of a geothermal system breakdown is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or a product of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, dependent upon the sort 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 it stands to reason you’re not experienceing the warmth or the coolness you want!
  • The Filters. Here’s where regular – and simple – do-it-yourself 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 working their way into the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will hinder air circulation, lessen the heating and cooling capability of the system, inflate your utility costs, and slash a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. By any means necessary, 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 malfunctioning? Now would be a good time to call us. The specialists at Bill Spade Electric, Heating & Cooling have a faculty for fixing whatever might impair a geothermal system – as scads of harried Greater Cincinnati homeowners will attest!