Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Green Bay Homeowners

We’ll lead with the good news: geothermal heating and cooling systems are famous for their trustworthiness, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, you shouldn’t encounter any – if you keep your system properly maintained! Still, even the finest of geothermal systems can experience an occasional hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. In times like those, it’s good to know the Green Bay experts at Van's Refrigeration are here to help.

Prior to calling us, though, you might want to run through 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 problem could be as straightforward as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If that’s the situation, 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 start up 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 adequately maintained auto setting for the fan assures that it operates whenever your geothermal heat pump raises or lowers 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 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, regarding the sort of system you have – being for whatever reason shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If the answer’s no, then no wonder you’re not enjoying the warmth or the coolness you seek!
  • The Filters. Here’s where regular – and simple – do-it-yourself system maintenance undeniably proves its merit! 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 impeded by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates working their way into the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will interfere with air circulation, lower the heating and cooling capability of the system, inflate your utility costs, and slash a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. Whatever else you do, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve run through the checklist, rectified whatever needed rectifying, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still malfunctioning? Now would be the right time to call us. The specialists at Van's Refrigeration have a gift for fixing whatever might impair a geothermal system – as scads of harried Green Bay homeowners will verify!