Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Maryville Homeowners

Here’s the good news: geothermal heating and cooling systems are famous for their trustworthiness, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, you might not have to face any – if you keep your system well maintained! Nevertheless, even the best of geothermal systems can develop an occasional hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. At such times, it’s reassuring to know the Maryville pros at A&L Heating and Air, LLC are here to help.

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

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Not enough heat? Not enough cool air?  The trouble could be as straightforward 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 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 ensures that it operates whenever your geothermal heat pump increases or decreases your home’s temperature. This helps improve the energy efficiency of your system on the whole.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It turns out more with more regularity than you’d suppose that the cause of a geothermal system breakdown is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or the result of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, in accordance with the type of system you have – being somehow shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If they’re closed, well, then no wonder you’re not getting 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 impeded by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates getting into the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will hinder air circulation, lessen the heating and cooling capability of the system, send your utility costs through the roof, and cut a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. By all means, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve followed the checklist, fixed whatever needed fixing, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still out of whack? Now would be a good time to call us. The experts at A&L Heating and Air, LLC have a talent for fixing whatever might impair a geothermal system – as lots of harried Maryville homeowners will tell you!