Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Chillicothe Homeowners

We’ll open with the good news: geothermal heating and cooling systems are acclaimed for their trustworthiness, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there won’t likely be any – if you keep your system well maintained! Nevertheless, even the finest of geothermal systems can experience an isolated hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. At such times, it’s nice to know the Chillicothe specialists at Combs Heating & Cooling are here to help.

Prior to calling us, though, you probably ought to look over the following checklist – just to ensure that the problem can’t, in fact, be solved without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Don’t feel much heat? Cool air not cool enough?  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 put things right.
  • The Thermostat’s Temperature Setting. A house that’s already arrived at 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 insures that it operates whenever your geothermal heat pump raises or lowers your home’s temperature. This helps boost the energy efficiency of your system overall.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It proves true more often than you’d imagine that the cause of a geothermal system fail is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or the result of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, as regards the sort of system you have – being for some reason shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If the answer’s no, then no wonder you’re not enjoying the warmth or the coolness you’re after!
  • The Filters. Here’s where periodic – and simple – self-managed system maintenance definitely proves its merit! If you aren’t changing 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 hobbled by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates getting into the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will interfere with air circulation, lessen the heating and cooling capability of the system, inflate your utility costs, and cut a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. By any means necessary, 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 conked out? Now would be the right time to call us. The specialists at Combs Heating & Cooling have a talent for fixing whatever might impair a geothermal system – as scads of harried Chillicothe homeowners will affirm!