Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Fort Wayne Homeowners

The good news is, 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! Nevertheless, even the finest of geothermal systems can be afflicted with a random hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. On those rare occasions, it’s good to know the Fort Wayne experts at Masters Heating & Cooling, Inc. are here to help.

Before you call us, though, you might want to cast an eye on the following checklist – just to ensure that the problem can’t, in fact, be corrected 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 so, reset it and see if that doesn’t put things right.
  • The Thermostat’s Temperature Setting. A house that’s already arrived at 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 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 happens more often than you’d suppose that the cause of a geothermal system malfunction 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 not, then it stands to reason you’re not enjoying the warmth or the coolness you’re after!
  • The Filters. Here’s where recurrent – and simple – do-it-yourself system maintenance really proves its worth! 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 hobbled by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates invading the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will hinder air circulation, reduce the heating and cooling capability of the system, raise your utility costs, and take a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. Whatever it takes, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve run through the checklist, righted whatever needed righting, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still on the blink? Now would be a great time to call us. The pros at Masters Heating & Cooling, Inc. have a gift for fixing whatever might incapacitate a geothermal system – as lots of harried Fort Wayne homeowners will affirm!