Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Panama City 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 shouldn’t be any – if you keep your system well maintained! Of course, even the finest of geothermal systems can fall prey to an isolated hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. At such times, it’s encouraging to know the Panama City pros at Ridge Heating and Air are here to help.

Before you engage our services, though, you may want to peruse the following checklist – just to make sure the problem can’t, in fact, be resolved without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Not enough heat? Not enough cool air?  The difficulty could be as elementary as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If that’s the case, reset it and see if that doesn’t fix things.
  • The Thermostat’s Temperature Setting. A house that’s already achieved 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 get the heating system restarted in Winter – or five degrees lower to get the cooling system restarted in Summer.
  • The Fan. A properly maintained auto setting for the fan ensures that it operates whenever your geothermal heat pump increases or decreases your home’s temperature. This helps improve the energy efficiency of your system generally.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It proves true more with more regularity than you’d expect that the cause of a geothermal system failure is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or the result of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, regarding the type 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 want!
  • The Filters. Here’s where periodic – and simple – do-it-yourself system maintenance unquestionably proves its merit! 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 crippled by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates getting into the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will hinder air circulation, lessen the heating and cooling capability of the system, send your utility costs skyrocketing, and slash a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. By all means, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve followed the checklist, resolved whatever needed resolving, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still on the fritz? Now would be the right time to call us. The experts at Ridge Heating and Air have a gift for fixing whatever might hobble a geothermal system – as plenty of harried Panama City homeowners will affirm!