Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Omaha Homeowners

The good news is, geothermal heating and cooling systems are celebrated for their reliability, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there likely won’t be any – if you keep your system properly maintained! That said, even the best of geothermal systems can develop an occasional hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. In times like those, it’s comforting to know the Omaha pros at Complete Comfort are here to help.

Prior to calling us, though, you might want to look over 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 trouble could be as straightforward as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If so, reset it and see if that doesn’t straighten things out.
  • 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 restart the heating system in Winter – or five degrees lower to restart the cooling system in Summer.
  • The Fan. A sufficiently maintained auto setting for the fan makes sure it runs whenever your geothermal heat pump increases or decreases your home’s temperature. This helps enhance the energy efficiency of your system on the whole.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It turns out more frequently than you’d figure that the cause of a geothermal system breakdown is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or a consequence of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, in accordance with the sort of system you have – being somehow shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If not, then no wonder you’re not getting the warmth or the coolness you’re after!
  • The Filters. Here’s where a program of methodical – and simple – self-performed system maintenance unquestionably 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 getting into the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will interfere with 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. By all means, 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 not working properly? Now would be the right time to call us. The pros at Complete Comfort have a faculty for fixing whatever might incapacitate a geothermal system – as lots of harried Omaha homeowners will verify!