Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Lafayette Homeowners

The good news is, geothermal heating and cooling systems are famous for their trustworthiness, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, you shouldn’t encounter any – if you keep your system well maintained! Of course, even the best of geothermal systems can develop a sporadic hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. In times like those, it’s good to know the Lafayette experts at Korschot's Heating and Air are here to help.

Prior to calling us, though, you might want to peruse the following checklist – just to make sure the problem can’t, in fact, be corrected without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Don’t feel much heat? Cool air not cool enough?  The difficulty could be as simple as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If so, reset it and see if that doesn’t do the trick.
  • The Thermostat’s Temperature Setting. A house that’s already achieved 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 get the heating system restarted in Winter – or five degrees lower to get the cooling system restarted in Summer.
  • The Fan. A properly maintained auto setting for the fan assures that it runs whenever your geothermal heat pump cranks up or drops your home’s temperature. This helps enhance the energy efficiency of your system generally.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It proves true more frequently than you’d imagine 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, regarding the kind of system you have – being for some reason shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If they’re closed, well, then it makes sense that you’re not getting the warmth or the coolness you’re after!
  • The Filters. Here’s where consistent – and simple – self-managed system maintenance undeniably proves its value! 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 crippled 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. 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 on the fritz? Now would be a good time to call us. The experts at Korschot's Heating and Air have a flair for fixing whatever might impair a geothermal system – as lots of harried Lafayette homeowners will verify!