Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Cape Cod Homeowners

We’ll give you the good news first: geothermal heating and cooling systems are famous for their reliability, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, there shouldn’t be any – if you keep your system sufficiently maintained! Still, even the best of geothermal systems can fall victim to an isolated hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. On those rare occasions, it’s comforting to know the Cape Cod experts at Atlantic Well Drilling are here to help.

Before you engage our services, though, you probably ought to peruse the following checklist – just to make sure the problem isn’t readily (and inexpensively!) solvable without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Warm air not warming? Cool air not cooling?  The trouble could be as elementary as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If that’s the issue, 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 trigger your geothermal system’s heat pump to start. 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 properly maintained auto setting for the fan ensures that it kicks in whenever your geothermal heat pump cranks up or drops your home’s temperature. This helps improve the energy efficiency of your system overall.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It proves true more often than you’d figure that the cause of a geothermal system failure is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or a consequence 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 it makes sense that you’re not enjoying the warmth or the coolness you want!
  • The Filters. Here’s where a program of methodical – and simple – self-managed system maintenance truly proves its worth! If you aren’t replacing 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 infiltrating the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will interfere with 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. Whatever it takes, 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 conked out? Now would be a swell time to call us. The specialists at Atlantic Well Drilling have a knack for fixing whatever might impair a geothermal system – as scores of harried Cape Cod homeowners will affirm!