Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Ebensburg Homeowners

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 might not have to face any – if you keep your system well maintained! Of course, even the finest of geothermal systems can experience a random hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. On those occasions, it’s good to know the Ebensburg experts at Kupetz's Plumbing & Heating are here to help.

Prior to calling us, though, you probably ought to peruse the following checklist – just to verify that the problem can’t, in fact, be resolved without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Can’t get warm? Can’t cool off?  The difficulty could be as elementary 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 arrived at 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 makes certain 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 turns out more often than you’d think that the cause of a geothermal system breakdown is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or the result of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, as regards the type of system you have – being somehow shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If the answer’s no, then it’s not at all surprising that you’re not getting the warmth or the coolness you seek!
  • The Filters. Here’s where periodic – and simple – DIY system maintenance unquestionably proves its merit! 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 hobbled by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates invading the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will interfere with air circulation, lessen the heating and cooling capability of the system, raise 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, remedied whatever needed remedying, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still malfunctioning? Now would be the right time to call us. The experts at Kupetz's Plumbing & Heating have a gift for fixing whatever might hobble a geothermal system – as plenty of harried Ebensburg homeowners will tell you!