Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Indianapolis Homeowners

The good news is, geothermal heating and cooling systems are acclaimed 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! Still, even the greatest of geothermal systems can experience an isolated hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. At such times, it’s nice to know the Indianapolis specialists at Bassett Services Inc. are here to help.

Prior to calling us, though, you might want to peruse the following checklist – just to ensure that the problem can’t, in fact, be resolved without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Can’t get warm? Can’t cool off?  The problem could be as straightforward as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If that’s the case, reset it and see if that doesn’t improve matters.
  • The Thermostat’s Temperature Setting. A house that’s already been brought up to 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 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 turns out more with more regularity than you’d think 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, 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 they’re closed, well, then no wonder you’re not experienceing the warmth or the coolness you want!
  • The Filters. Here’s where consistent – and simple – DIY system maintenance unquestionably proves its worth! 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 handicapped by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates invading the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will restrict air circulation, reduce the heating and cooling capability of the system, increase your utility costs, and take a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. By all means, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve gone through the checklist, righted whatever needed righting, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still on the blink? Now would be the right time to call us. The specialists at Bassett Services Inc. have an aptitude for fixing whatever might hobble a geothermal system – as plenty of harried Indianapolis homeowners will attest!