Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried The Hudson Valley Homeowners

We’ll lead with the good news: geothermal heating and cooling systems are renowned for their trustworthiness, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, you shouldn’t encounter any – if you keep your system well maintained! Nevertheless, even the greatest of geothermal systems can develop a sporadic hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. At such times, it’s good to know the The Hudson Valley specialists at Verdae Geothermal are here to help.

Prior to calling us, though, you may want to peruse the following checklist – just to make sure the problem isn’t easily (and inexpensively!) solvable without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Don’t feel much heat? Cool air not cool enough?  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 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 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 sure it runs whenever your geothermal heat pump raises or lowers your home’s temperature. This helps enhance the energy efficiency of your system generally.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It happens more with more regularity than you’d think 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, in accordance with the kind of system you have – being for whatever reason shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If not, then it makes sense that you’re not enjoying the warmth or the coolness you seek!
  • The Filters. Here’s where a program of methodical – and simple – do-it-yourself system maintenance undeniably 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 impeded 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, inflate your utility costs, and trim a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. Whatever it takes, 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 conked out? Now would be the right time to call us. The specialists at Verdae Geothermal have a faculty for fixing whatever might hobble a geothermal system – as lots of harried The Hudson Valley homeowners will verify!