Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Hattiesburg Homeowners

We’ll start with the good news: geothermal heating and cooling systems are famous for their trustworthiness, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there ought not to be any – if you keep your system properly maintained! Still, even the greatest of geothermal systems can succumb to a random hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. At such times, it’s comforting to know the Hattiesburg pros at American Air Specialists are here to help.

Before you call us, though, you might want to cast an eye on the following checklist – just to ensure that 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 elementary 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 trigger your geothermal system’s heat pump to start. 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 properly maintained auto setting for the fan makes sure 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 turns out more frequently than you’d expect that the cause of a geothermal system malfunction is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or the result of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, in accordance with the kind 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 experienceing the warmth or the coolness you want!
  • The Filters. Here’s where a program of methodical – and simple – do-it-yourself system maintenance really proves its merit! If you aren’t replacing 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 working their way into the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will restrict air circulation, lower the heating and cooling capability of the system, increase your utility costs, and take a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. Whatever else you do, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve followed the checklist, fixed whatever needed fixing, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still not running properly? Now would be the right time to call us. The specialists at American Air Specialists have an aptitude for fixing whatever might disable a geothermal system – as scads of harried Hattiesburg homeowners will confirm!