Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried WISCONSIN-MINNESOTA Homeowners

We’ll hit you with the good news first: geothermal heating and cooling systems are widely recognized for their reliability, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there ought not to be any – if you keep your system well maintained! Of course, even the best of geothermal systems can develop an isolated hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. In those instances, it’s nice to know the WISCONSIN-MINNESOTA experts at Comfort By Design, Inc. are here to help.

Before you engage our services, though, you probably ought to peruse the following checklist – just to make sure the problem can’t, in fact, be solved without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Not enough heat? Not enough cool air?  The difficulty could be as uncomplicated 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 trigger your geothermal system’s heat pump to start. Try setting the thermostat five degrees higher to get the heating system going again in Winter – or five degrees lower to get the cooling system going again in Summer^get the heating system running again in Winter – or five degrees lower to get the cooling system running again in Summer.
  • The Fan. A adequately maintained auto setting for the fan insures that it operates 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 imagine that the cause of a geothermal system breakdown is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or a consequence of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, regarding the kind of system you have – being somehow 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 want!
  • The Filters. Here’s where regular – and simple – self-performed 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 hampered by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates invading the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will interfere with air circulation, lower the heating and cooling capability of the system, raise your utility costs, and slash 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 fritz? Now would be a great time to call us. The experts at Comfort By Design, Inc. have an aptitude for fixing whatever might impair a geothermal system – as scads of harried WISCONSIN-MINNESOTA homeowners will confirm!