Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Jasper Homeowners

We’ll lead with the good news: geothermal heating and cooling systems are renowned for their reliability, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there won’t likely be any – if you keep your system well maintained! That said, even the best of geothermal systems can fall prey to an occasional hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. At such times, it’s good to know the Jasper experts at Hulsman Refrigeration, Inc. are here to help.

Before you pick up the phone, though, you probably ought to look over the following checklist – just to make sure the problem can’t, in fact, be solved without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Warm air not warming? Cool air not cooling?  The problem could be as straightforward 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 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 sufficiently maintained auto setting for the fan makes sure it runs whenever your geothermal heat pump raises or lowers your home’s temperature. This helps boost the energy efficiency of your system generally.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It proves true more with more regularity than you’d suppose that the cause of a geothermal system malfunction is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or a consequence of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, in accordance with 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 it’s not at all surprising that you’re not enjoying the warmth or the coolness you’re after!
  • The Filters. Here’s where periodic – and simple – DIY system maintenance truly proves its worth! If you aren’t switching 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 handicapped by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates getting into the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will limit air circulation, lessen the heating and cooling capability of the system, increase your utility costs, and take a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. Whatever it takes, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve followed the checklist, resolved whatever needed resolving, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still on the fritz? Now would be a swell time to call us. The specialists at Hulsman Refrigeration, Inc. have a knack for fixing whatever might impair a geothermal system – as scores of harried Jasper homeowners will confirm!