Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Michigan Homeowners

We’ll give you the good news first: geothermal heating and cooling systems are famed for their trustworthiness, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there likely won’t be any – if you keep your system well maintained! Of course, even the greatest of geothermal systems can come down with an occasional hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. On those rare occasions, it’s encouraging to know the Michigan pros at Kozy Home Heating & Cooling are here to help.

Before you engage our services, though, you probably ought to peruse 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. Don’t feel much heat? Cool air not cool enough?  The difficulty could be as straightforward as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If that’s the issue, reset it and see if that doesn’t take care of it.
  • The Thermostat’s Temperature Setting. A house that’s already achieved 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 sufficiently maintained auto setting for the fan makes sure it kicks in whenever your geothermal heat pump cranks up or drops your home’s temperature. This helps boost the energy efficiency of your system on the whole.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It turns out more often than you’d imagine that the cause of a geothermal system breakdown 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 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 experienceing the warmth or the coolness you seek!
  • The Filters. Here’s where a program of methodical – and simple – DIY system maintenance truly 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 handicapped by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates invading the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will hinder air circulation, lessen the heating and cooling capability of the system, inflate your utility costs, and trim a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. Whatever else you do, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve followed the checklist, remedied whatever needed remedying, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still malfunctioning? Now would be the right time to call us. The specialists at Kozy Home Heating & Cooling have a talent for fixing whatever might incapacitate a geothermal system – as lots of harried Michigan homeowners will certify!