Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Kitsap County Homeowners

The good news is, geothermal heating and cooling systems are famous for their dependability, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there shouldn’t be any – if you keep your system adequately maintained! That said, even the best of geothermal systems can experience an occasional hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. In those instances, it’s heartening to know the Kitsap County pros at Thermal Systems are here to help.

Before you engage our services, though, you probably ought to cast an eye on the following checklist – just to make sure the problem can’t, in fact, be resolved without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Can’t get warm? Can’t cool off?  The problem could be as elementary as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If that’s the case, reset it and see if that doesn’t take care of it.
  • 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 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 operates whenever your geothermal heat pump increases or decreases your home’s temperature. This helps enhance the energy efficiency of your system overall.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It turns out more often than you’d think that the cause of a geothermal system failure is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or a repercussion 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 the answer’s no, then no wonder you’re not experienceing the warmth or the coolness you want!
  • The Filters. Here’s where periodic – and simple – DIY system maintenance truly proves its value! 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 hampered by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates getting into the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will limit air circulation, lessen the heating and cooling capability of the system, increase your utility costs, and cut 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, rectified whatever needed rectifying, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still not functioning properly? Now would be a swell time to call us. The specialists at Thermal Systems have a talent for fixing whatever might hobble a geothermal system – as lots of harried Kitsap County homeowners will affirm!