Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Hattiesburg 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 shouldn’t encounter any – if you keep your system sufficiently maintained! Still, even the best of geothermal systems can fall prey to an occasional hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. In times like those, it’s reassuring to know the Hattiesburg pros at BC's Heating and Air are here to help.

Before you pay us a visit, though, you may want to cast an eye on the following checklist – just to make sure the problem isn’t easily (and inexpensively!) solvable without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Not enough heat? Not enough cool air?  The trouble could be as uncomplicated as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If that’s the situation, reset it and see if that doesn’t take care of it.
  • The Thermostat’s Temperature Setting. A house that’s already arrived at the warmth or coolness of the thermostat setting won’t set off 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 runs whenever your geothermal heat pump cranks up or drops your home’s temperature. This helps boost the energy efficiency of your system generally.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It turns out more with more regularity than you’d imagine that the cause of a geothermal system fail is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or the result of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, regarding the sort 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 no wonder you’re not experienceing the warmth or the coolness you want!
  • The Filters. Here’s where regular – and simple – DIY system maintenance truly proves its worth! 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 crippled by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates invading the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will interfere with 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. 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 conked out? Now would be a great time to call us. The pros at BC's Heating and Air have a flair for fixing whatever might hobble a geothermal system – as lots of harried Hattiesburg homeowners will attest!