Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Hattiesburg Homeowners

The good news is, geothermal heating and cooling systems are famed for their dependability, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there ought not to be any – if you keep your system well maintained! Still, even the best of geothermal systems can experience a sporadic hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. In times like those, it’s nice to know the Hattiesburg pros at BC's Heating and Air are here to help.

Prior to calling us, though, you probably ought to cast an eye on the following checklist – just to confirm that the problem isn’t easily (and inexpensively!) solvable without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. No heat coming through? No cool air to speak of?  The trouble could be as uncomplicated as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If that’s the case, reset it and see if that doesn’t improve matters.
  • 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 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 generally.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It turns out 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 product of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, in accordance with 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 no wonder you’re not getting the warmth or the coolness you’re after!
  • The Filters. Here’s where regular – and simple – DIY system maintenance truly proves its value! 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 crippled by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates invading the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will interfere with air circulation, reduce the heating and cooling capability of the system, raise 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 on the blink? Now would be a good time to call us. The pros at BC's Heating and Air have a flair for fixing whatever might hobble a geothermal system – as scores of harried Hattiesburg homeowners will affirm!