Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Oswego Homeowners

The good news is, geothermal heating and cooling systems are famous for their reliability, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there shouldn’t be any – if you keep your system well maintained! Still, even the finest of geothermal systems can develop an occasional hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. In times like those, it’s good to know the Oswego pros at Nodines Heating Inc. are here to help.

Before you call us, though, you might want to examine the following checklist – just to confirm that the problem can’t, in fact, be solved without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Warm air not warming? Cool air not cooling?  The trouble could be as elementary as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If so, reset it and see if that doesn’t straighten things out.
  • The Thermostat’s Temperature Setting. A house that’s already achieved 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 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 sure it operates 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 often than you’d expect that the cause of a geothermal system malfunction is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or a repercussion of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, regarding the type of system you have – being for some reason shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If the answer’s no, then no wonder you’re not enjoying the warmth or the coolness you want!
  • The Filters. Here’s where consistent – and simple – do-it-yourself system maintenance definitely 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 limit air circulation, reduce the heating and cooling capability of the system, increase your utility costs, and trim a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. By any means necessary, 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 on the blink? Now would be a swell time to call us. The experts at Nodines Heating Inc. have a flair for fixing whatever might hobble a geothermal system – as scads of harried Oswego homeowners will confirm!