Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Atlanta Homeowners

The good news is, geothermal heating and cooling systems are celebrated for their dependability, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there won’t likely be any – if you keep your system adequately maintained! Nevertheless, even the finest of geothermal systems can experience a sporadic hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. On those occasions, it’s good to know the Atlanta experts at GeoSaves, Inc. are here to help.

Prior to calling us, though, you probably ought to peruse the following checklist – just to make sure 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 trouble could be as elementary as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If that’s the issue, reset it and see if that doesn’t take care of it.
  • 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 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 insures that it kicks in whenever your geothermal heat pump cranks up or drops your home’s temperature. This helps boost the energy efficiency of your system on the whole.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It proves true more with more regularity than you’d figure that the cause of a geothermal system breakdown is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or a repercussion of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, as regards the sort 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 stands to reason you’re not getting the warmth or the coolness you want!
  • The Filters. Here’s where recurrent – and simple – DIY system maintenance undeniably 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 handicapped by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates infiltrating the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will hinder air circulation, lower the heating and cooling capability of the system, increase your utility costs, and slash a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. By all means, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve gone through the checklist, corrected whatever needed correcting, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still not working properly? Now would be the right time to call us. The pros at GeoSaves, Inc. have an aptitude for fixing whatever might hobble a geothermal system – as plenty of harried Atlanta homeowners will attest!