We’ll start with the good news: geothermal heating and cooling systems are renowned 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! Still, even the greatest of geothermal systems can come down with an odd hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. On those rare occasions, it’s comforting to know the Denver specialists at Denver Geothermal Heating are here to help.
Before you engage our services, though, you might want to examine the following checklist – just to make sure the problem can’t, in fact, be taken care of without us. :-)
- The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Not enough heat? Not enough cool air? The trouble could be as simple as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If so, reset it and see if that doesn’t take care of it.
- 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 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 runs whenever your geothermal heat pump increases or decreases your home’s temperature. This helps improve the energy efficiency of your system on the whole.
- The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It proves true more with more regularity than you’d suppose that the cause of a geothermal system breakdown 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 for some reason shut off!
- The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If they’re closed, well, then no wonder you’re not enjoying the warmth or the coolness you want!
- The Filters. Here’s where recurrent – and simple – DIY system maintenance really 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 handicapped by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates invading the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will cut down air circulation, lessen the heating and cooling capability of the system, increase your utility costs, and slash a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. By all means, 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 out of whack? Now would be the right time to call us. The experts at Denver Geothermal Heating have a gift for fixing whatever might incapacitate a geothermal system – as lots of harried Denver homeowners will tell you!