Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Williamsport 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, you shouldn’t encounter any – if you keep your system properly maintained! That said, even the greatest of geothermal systems can experience an odd hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. At such times, it’s nice to know the Williamsport specialists at Hepler Geothermal Inc. are here to help.

Before you call us, though, you might want to run through the following checklist – just to make sure the problem can’t, in fact, be resolved without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. No heat coming through? No cool air to speak of?  The trouble could be as uncomplicated 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 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 restart the heating system in Winter – or five degrees lower to restart the cooling system in Summer.
  • The Fan. A properly maintained auto setting for the fan assures that it kicks in whenever your geothermal heat pump increases or decreases 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 often than you’d figure that the cause of a geothermal system breakdown is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or the result of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, depending on the type of system you have – being somehow shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If they’re closed, well, then it stands to reason you’re not experienceing the warmth or the coolness you want!
  • The Filters. Here’s where periodic – and simple – self-performed system maintenance definitely proves its worth! If you aren’t replacing 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 working their way into the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will cut down air circulation, reduce the heating and cooling capability of the system, send your utility costs through the roof, and cut 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 conked out? Now would be the right time to call us. The specialists at Hepler Geothermal Inc. have an aptitude for fixing whatever might impair a geothermal system – as scores of harried Williamsport homeowners will tell you!