Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Greenville Homeowners

The good news is, geothermal heating and cooling systems are widely recognized for their reliability, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, you shouldn’t encounter any – if you keep your system adequately maintained! Nevertheless, even the best of geothermal systems can be afflicted with a random hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. On those occasions, it’s encouraging to know the Greenville experts at BARGA Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc. are here to help.

Before you pay us a visit, though, you may want to examine the following checklist – just to make sure the problem can’t, in fact, be resolved without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Not enough heat? Not enough cool air?  The trouble could be as simple as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If so, reset it and see if that doesn’t do the trick.
  • The Thermostat’s Temperature Setting. A house that’s already achieved 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 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 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 improve the energy efficiency of your system on the whole.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It proves true more frequently than you’d imagine that the cause of a geothermal system malfunction is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or the result of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, regarding the sort of system you have – being somehow shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If not, then it’s not at all surprising that you’re not enjoying the warmth or the coolness you seek!
  • The Filters. Here’s where regular – and simple – do-it-yourself system maintenance unquestionably proves its value! 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 handicapped 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, increase your utility costs, and cut 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 a great time to call us. The pros at BARGA Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc. have a talent for fixing whatever might hobble a geothermal system – as lots of harried Greenville homeowners will attest!