Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Omaha Homeowners

Here’s the good news: geothermal heating and cooling systems are celebrated for their trustworthiness, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, you shouldn’t encounter any – if you keep your system properly maintained! That said, even the best of geothermal systems can experience a random hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. In those instances, it’s nice to know the Omaha specialists at Getzschman Heating & Air Conditioning are here to help.

Prior to calling us, though, you might want to cast an eye on the following checklist – just to confirm that the problem can’t, in fact, be resolved without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. No heat coming through? No cool air to speak of?  The trouble could be as straightforward as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If so, reset it and see if that doesn’t fix things.
  • 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 get the heating system restarted in Winter – or five degrees lower to get the cooling system restarted in Summer.
  • The Fan. A well maintained auto setting for the fan assures that it runs whenever your geothermal heat pump raises or lowers your home’s temperature. This helps enhance the energy efficiency of your system on the whole.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It proves true more frequently than you’d think that the cause of a geothermal system fail is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or the result of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, depending on the sort of system you have – being for some reason shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If they’re closed, well, then it’s not at all surprising that you’re not getting the warmth or the coolness you want!
  • The Filters. Here’s where recurrent – and simple – self-performed system maintenance undeniably proves its worth! If you aren’t switching 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 hobbled by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates infiltrating the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will limit air circulation, reduce the heating and cooling capability of the system, increase your utility costs, and cut 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 out of kilter? Now would be the right time to call us. The pros at Getzschman Heating & Air Conditioning have an aptitude for fixing whatever might impair a geothermal system – as plenty of harried Omaha homeowners will certify!