Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Pensacola Homeowners

We’ll hit you with the good news first: 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 adequately maintained! That said, even the greatest of geothermal systems can succumb to a sporadic hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. At such times, it’s good to know the Pensacola experts at Energy Systems are here to help.

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

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Can’t get warm? Can’t cool off?  The problem could be as simple as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If so, reset it and see if that doesn’t straighten things out.
  • 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 well maintained auto setting for the fan insures that it kicks in whenever your geothermal heat pump raises or lowers 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 suppose that the cause of a geothermal system fail is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or a consequence of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, as regards the sort 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 no wonder you’re not getting the warmth or the coolness you’re after!
  • The Filters. Here’s where periodic – and simple – self-managed system maintenance unquestionably 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 hobbled by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates invading the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will restrict air circulation, lower the heating and cooling capability of the system, inflate your utility costs, and take a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. By all means, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve followed the checklist, resolved whatever needed resolving, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still conked out? Now would be a swell time to call us. The experts at Energy Systems have a talent for fixing whatever might hobble a geothermal system – as plenty of harried Pensacola homeowners will affirm!