Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Richmond Homeowners

The good news is, geothermal heating and cooling systems are widely recognized for their trustworthiness, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, you shouldn’t encounter any – if you keep your system adequately maintained! Still, even the finest of geothermal systems can develop an isolated hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. At such times, it’s nice to know the Richmond specialists at DeltaTemp are here to help.

Before you call us, though, you might want to look over the following checklist – just to ensure that the problem can’t, in fact, be resolved without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Warm air not warming? Cool air not cooling?  The difficulty could be as straightforward 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 been brought up to 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 sufficiently 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 enhance the energy efficiency of your system generally.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It happens more often than you’d suppose that the cause of a geothermal system fail is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or a product of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, as regards the type of system you have – being for whatever reason shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If they’re closed, well, then no wonder you’re not experienceing the warmth or the coolness you’re after!
  • The Filters. Here’s where a program of methodical – and simple – self-performed system maintenance undeniably proves its value! 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 hampered by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates working their way into the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will interfere with air circulation, lessen the heating and cooling capability of the system, send your utility costs soaring, and cut a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. By any means necessary, 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 on the fritz? Now would be a good time to call us. The pros at DeltaTemp have a flair for fixing whatever might incapacitate a geothermal system – as scads of harried Richmond homeowners will certify!