Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Meridian 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, there likely won’t be any – if you keep your system well maintained! Of course, even the best of geothermal systems can experience an isolated hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. On those occasions, it’s reassuring to know the Meridian pros at Heblon Heating & Air Conditioning Co. 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. Can’t get warm? Can’t cool off?  The trouble could be as elementary as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If so, reset it and see if that doesn’t straighten things out.
  • 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 well maintained auto setting for the fan makes certain that it operates whenever your geothermal heat pump increases or decreases your home’s temperature. This helps enhance the energy efficiency of your system overall.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It proves true more often than you’d figure that the cause of a geothermal system failure is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or a consequence of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, in accordance with the sort of system you have – being somehow shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If not, then no wonder you’re not enjoying the warmth or the coolness you want!
  • The Filters. Here’s where consistent – and simple – self-executed system maintenance definitely proves its worth! 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 hampered by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates infiltrating the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will restrict air circulation, reduce 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 run through the checklist, rectified whatever needed rectifying, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still on the blink? Now would be a great time to call us. The specialists at Heblon Heating & Air Conditioning Co. have a talent for fixing whatever might disable a geothermal system – as lots of harried Meridian homeowners will certify!