Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried New Haven County Homeowners

The good news is, geothermal heating and cooling systems are widely recognized for their reliability, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there likely won’t be any – if you keep your system adequately maintained! That said, even the greatest of geothermal systems can develop an occasional hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. In those instances, it’s good to know the New Haven County pros at Nero Air Conditioning and Heating are here to help.

Before you call us, though, you probably ought to cast an eye on the following checklist – just to verify that the problem isn’t readily (and inexpensively!) solvable without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Don’t feel much heat? Cool air not cool enough?  The trouble could be as elementary 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 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 adequately maintained auto setting for the fan insures that it kicks in whenever your geothermal heat pump increases or decreases your home’s temperature. This helps improve the energy efficiency of your system generally.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It turns out more often than you’d imagine 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, depending on the sort 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 periodic – and simple – DIY system maintenance undeniably 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 hobbled by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates working their way into the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will limit air circulation, lower the heating and cooling capability of the system, send your utility costs soaring, and trim a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. By any means necessary, 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 the right time to call us. The pros at Nero Air Conditioning and Heating have a talent for fixing whatever might incapacitate a geothermal system – as plenty of harried New Haven County homeowners will confirm!