Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Central Minnesota Homeowners

We’ll lead with the good news: geothermal heating and cooling systems are famous for their reliability, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there likely won’t be any – if you keep your system sufficiently maintained! Still, even the finest of geothermal systems can develop a sporadic hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. On those rare occasions, it’s nice to know the Central Minnesota experts at Geothermal Concept are here to help.

Before you engage our services, though, you probably ought to cast an eye on 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 difficulty could be as simple as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If so, reset it and see if that doesn’t put things right.
  • 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 get the heating system going again in Winter – or five degrees lower to get the cooling system going again in Summer^get the heating system running again in Winter – or five degrees lower to get the cooling system running again in Summer.
  • The Fan. A well maintained auto setting for the fan makes certain that it kicks in whenever your geothermal heat pump cranks up or drops your home’s temperature. This helps boost the energy efficiency of your system overall.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It proves true more with more regularity than you’d think that the cause of a geothermal system crash is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or a repercussion of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, regarding the type of system you have – being for some reason shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If the answer’s no, then no wonder you’re not experienceing the warmth or the coolness you’re after!
  • The Filters. Here’s where periodic – and simple – do-it-yourself system maintenance truly proves its worth! 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 impeded by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates getting into the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will restrict air circulation, reduce the heating and cooling capability of the system, increase your utility costs, and slash a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. By any means necessary, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve followed the checklist, corrected whatever needed correcting, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still conked out? Now would be the right time to call us. The experts at Geothermal Concept have a faculty for fixing whatever might incapacitate a geothermal system – as lots of harried Central Minnesota homeowners will attest!