Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Central New Jersey Homeowners

The good news is, geothermal heating and cooling systems are famous for their trustworthiness, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there won’t likely be any – if you keep your system well maintained! Nevertheless, even the finest of geothermal systems can come down with a sporadic hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. On those occasions, it’s encouraging to know the Central New Jersey pros at ABLEnvironmental are here to help.

Prior to calling us, though, you probably ought to cast an eye on the following checklist – just to ensure that the problem can’t, in fact, be solved without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. No heat coming through? No cool air to speak of?  The difficulty could be as simple as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If so, reset it and see if that doesn’t put things right.
  • The Thermostat’s Temperature Setting. A house that’s already been brought up to 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 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 operates whenever your geothermal heat pump raises or lowers your home’s temperature. This helps improve the energy efficiency of your system overall.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It proves true more often than you’d suppose that the cause of a geothermal system breakdown is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or a consequence of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, regarding the kind 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 enjoying the warmth or the coolness you want!
  • The Filters. Here’s where regular – and simple – DIY system maintenance unquestionably 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 impeded by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates infiltrating the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will restrict air circulation, lower the heating and cooling capability of the system, raise 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 malfunctioning? Now would be the right time to call us. The pros at ABLEnvironmental have a faculty for fixing whatever might disable a geothermal system – as scores of harried Central New Jersey homeowners will verify!