Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried West Chester Homeowners

We’ll open with the good news: geothermal heating and cooling systems are acclaimed for their dependability, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there shouldn’t be any – if you keep your system sufficiently maintained! That said, even the greatest of geothermal systems can develop a sporadic hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. On those rare occasions, it’s encouraging to know the West Chester pros at Sinton Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. are here to help.

Prior to calling us, though, you probably ought to cast an eye on the following checklist – just to make sure the problem isn’t easily (and inexpensively!) solvable without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. No heat coming through? No cool air to speak of?  The problem could be as elementary as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If that’s the issue, 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 trigger your geothermal system’s heat pump to start. 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 adequately maintained auto setting for the fan ensures that it kicks in whenever your geothermal heat pump cranks up or drops your home’s temperature. This helps enhance the energy efficiency of your system overall.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It turns out more often than you’d suppose 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, 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’s not at all surprising that you’re not enjoying the warmth or the coolness you want!
  • The Filters. Here’s where a program of methodical – and simple – do-it-yourself system maintenance undeniably proves its merit! 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 hampered by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates invading the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will hinder air circulation, lower the heating and cooling capability of the system, increase your utility costs, 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, resolved whatever needed resolving, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still not running properly? Now would be a swell time to call us. The specialists at Sinton Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. have a gift for fixing whatever might incapacitate a geothermal system – as scores of harried West Chester homeowners will verify!