Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Starkville Homeowners

The good news is, geothermal heating and cooling systems are celebrated for their trustworthiness, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, you might not have to face any – if you keep your system properly maintained! That said, even the greatest of geothermal systems can be afflicted with an odd hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. In times like those, it’s good to know the Starkville experts at Mid South Air Conditioning, Inc. are here to help.

Before you pick up the phone, though, you may want to examine the following checklist – just to make sure 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 trouble could be as elementary as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If so, reset it and see if that doesn’t do the trick.
  • 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 restart the heating system in Winter – or five degrees lower to restart the cooling system in Summer.
  • The Fan. A well maintained auto setting for the fan makes certain that it runs whenever your geothermal heat pump increases or decreases your home’s temperature. This helps enhance the energy efficiency of your system generally.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It proves true more with more regularity than you’d imagine that the cause of a geothermal system failure is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or a product of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, dependent upon the kind of system you have – being somehow shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If not, then it’s perfectly understandable why you’re not enjoying the warmth or the coolness you seek!
  • The Filters. Here’s where consistent – and simple – do-it-yourself system maintenance undeniably proves its merit! 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 handicapped by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates working their way into the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will hinder air circulation, reduce the heating and cooling capability of the system, raise your utility costs, and slash a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. By all means, 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 the right time to call us. The specialists at Mid South Air Conditioning, Inc. have an aptitude for fixing whatever might incapacitate a geothermal system – as scores of harried Starkville homeowners will confirm!