Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Lane County Homeowners

We’ll start with the good news: geothermal heating and cooling systems are famous for their dependability, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, you shouldn’t encounter any – if you keep your system well maintained! Of course, even the best of geothermal systems can develop an odd hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. In those instances, it’s nice to know the Lane County specialists at Comfort Flow Heating are here to help.

Prior to calling us, though, you probably ought to examine the following checklist – just to make sure the problem isn’t easily (and inexpensively!) solvable without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. No heat coming through? No cool air to speak of?  The difficulty could be as straightforward 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 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 sufficiently maintained auto setting for the fan ensures that it operates whenever your geothermal heat pump raises or lowers your home’s temperature. This helps boost the energy efficiency of your system on the whole.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It happens more with more regularity 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, as regards the sort 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 experienceing the warmth or the coolness you seek!
  • The Filters. Here’s where periodic – and simple – do-it-yourself system maintenance unquestionably proves its merit! If you aren’t changing 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 hampered by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates infiltrating the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will hinder air circulation, lessen the heating and cooling capability of the system, increase your utility costs, and slash a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. By any means necessary, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve followed the checklist, remedied whatever needed remedying, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still not running properly? Now would be the right time to call us. The specialists at Comfort Flow Heating have a faculty for fixing whatever might disable a geothermal system – as plenty of harried Lane County homeowners will affirm!