Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Burlington Homeowners

The good news is, geothermal heating and cooling systems are famous for their dependability, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, you might not have to face any – if you keep your system properly maintained! Still, even the greatest of geothermal systems can develop a random hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. At such times, it’s good to know the Burlington experts at Crabbe Service are here to help.

Before you call us, though, you probably ought to examine the following checklist – just to make sure the problem can’t, in fact, be corrected without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. No heat coming through? No cool air to speak of?  The difficulty could be as elementary as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If that’s the case, reset it and see if that doesn’t take care of it.
  • The Thermostat’s Temperature Setting. A house that’s already attained 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 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 well 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 happens more frequently than you’d figure 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 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 getting the warmth or the coolness you want!
  • The Filters. Here’s where consistent – 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 handicapped by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates working their way into the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will cut down 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, rectified whatever needed rectifying, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still conked out? Now would be the right time to call us. The specialists at Crabbe Service have a faculty for fixing whatever might disable a geothermal system – as scores of harried Burlington homeowners will tell you!