Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Utah Homeowners

We’ll lead with the good news: geothermal heating and cooling systems are famed for their reliability, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there likely won’t be any – if you keep your system properly maintained! Still, even the finest of geothermal systems can be afflicted with a sporadic hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. At such times, it’s reassuring to know the Utah pros at Utah Geothermal are here to help.

Before you engage our services, though, you may want to cast an eye on the following checklist – just to make sure the problem can’t, in fact, be resolved without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Not enough heat? Not enough cool air?  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 prompt your geothermal system’s heat pump to start. Try setting the thermostat five degrees higher to get the heating system restarted in Winter – or five degrees lower to get the cooling system restarted in Summer.
  • The Fan. A well maintained auto setting for the fan insures that it runs whenever your geothermal heat pump raises or lowers your home’s temperature. This helps enhance the energy efficiency of your system overall.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It proves true more frequently than you’d expect that the cause of a geothermal system fail is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or a repercussion of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, as regards the sort of system you have – being for whatever reason shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If not, then it’s perfectly understandable why you’re not getting the warmth or the coolness you seek!
  • The Filters. Here’s where periodic – and simple – do-it-yourself system maintenance undeniably proves its merit! 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 crippled by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates invading the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will cut down 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 all means, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve gone through the checklist, righted whatever needed righting, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still out of whack? Now would be the right time to call us. The pros at Utah Geothermal have a flair for fixing whatever might incapacitate a geothermal system – as scores of harried Utah homeowners will confirm!