Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Dallas Homeowners

We’ll give you the good news first: geothermal heating and cooling systems are renowned for their trustworthiness, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there likely won’t be any – if you keep your system well maintained! Nevertheless, even the best of geothermal systems can experience a random hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. At such times, it’s reassuring to know the Dallas experts at Geo-Thermal Distribution Co., LLC are here to help.

Before you call us, though, you might want to peruse the following checklist – just to verify that the problem isn’t readily (and inexpensively!) solvable without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Warm air not warming? Cool air not cooling?  The difficulty 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 attained 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 restarted in Winter – or five degrees lower to get the cooling system restarted in Summer.
  • The Fan. A sufficiently maintained auto setting for the fan makes sure it runs whenever your geothermal heat pump increases or decreases your home’s temperature. This helps improve the energy efficiency of your system on the whole.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It proves true more frequently than you’d suppose 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 kind of system you have – being for whatever 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 getting the warmth or the coolness you want!
  • The Filters. Here’s where consistent – and simple – self-managed 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 hobbled by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates invading the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will hinder air circulation, lower the heating and cooling capability of the system, raise your utility costs, and cut a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. By all means, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve followed the checklist, remedied whatever needed remedying, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still out of order? Now would be the right time to call us. The pros at Geo-Thermal Distribution Co., LLC have an aptitude for fixing whatever might hobble a geothermal system – as scores of harried Dallas homeowners will attest!