We’ll give you 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 sufficiently maintained! Still, even the greatest of geothermal systems can come down with an occasional hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. On those occasions, it’s nice to know the Idaho Falls specialists at Conan Heating & Air Conditioning are here to help.
Before you call us, though, you might want to cast an eye on the following checklist – just to make sure the problem can’t, in fact, be solved without us. 🙂
- The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. No heat coming through? No cool air to speak of? The problem could be as straightforward 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 achieved 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 well-maintained auto setting for the fan makes certain that it operates whenever your geothermal heat pump increases or decreases your home’s temperature. This helps improve the energy efficiency of your system on the whole.
- The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It proves true more with more regularity than you’d suppose that the cause of a geothermal system failure is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or the result of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, depending on the kind of system you have – being somehow shut off!
- The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If not, then it’s perfectly understandable why you’re not enjoying the warmth or the coolness you want!
- The Filters. Here’s where a program of methodical – and simple – DIY system maintenance unquestionably proves its worth! 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 crippled by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates getting into the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will restrict air circulation, lower the heating and cooling capability of the system, raise your utility costs, and slash a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. Whatever it takes, 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 the right time to call us. The pros at Conan Heating & Air Conditioning have a knack for fixing whatever might impair a geothermal system – as plenty of harried Idaho Falls homeowners will affirm!