Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Boise Homeowners

The good news is, geothermal heating and cooling systems are celebrated for their dependability, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there won’t likely be any – if you keep your system well maintained! Of course, even the greatest of geothermal systems can fall victim to an occasional hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. At such times, it’s good to know the Boise pros at Idaho Geothermal, LLC are here to help.

Before you pick up the phone, though, you probably ought to examine the following checklist – just to make sure the problem can’t, in fact, be taken care of without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Not enough heat? Not enough cool air?  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 put things right.
  • The Thermostat’s Temperature Setting. A house that’s already attained 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 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 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 generally.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It turns out more frequently than you’d figure 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, regarding the kind of system you have – being somehow shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If they’re closed, well, then no wonder you’re not enjoying the warmth or the coolness you’re after!
  • The Filters. Here’s where consistent – and simple – self-managed system maintenance unquestionably 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 hampered by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates working their way into the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will cut down 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. Whatever it takes, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve gone through the checklist, corrected whatever needed correcting, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still conked out? Now would be a great time to call us. The specialists at Idaho Geothermal, LLC have a gift for fixing whatever might incapacitate a geothermal system – as scads of harried Boise homeowners will attest!