Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried New Jersey Homeowners

The good news is, geothermal heating and cooling systems are acclaimed for their trustworthiness, longevity, and ease of maintenance. The bad news? Well, you might not have to face any – if you keep your system well maintained! Still, even the best of geothermal systems can come down with a random hiccup or, yes, even break down once in a blue moon. In those instances, it’s nice to know the New Jersey specialists at J. Zanes LLC are here to help.

Before you pay us a visit, though, you probably ought to go through the following checklist – just to ensure that the problem isn’t easily (and inexpensively!) solvable without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Don’t feel much heat? Cool air not cool enough?  The trouble could be as simple 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 arrived at the warmth or coolness of the thermostat setting won’t prompt 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 properly maintained auto setting for the fan makes sure it operates whenever your geothermal heat pump cranks up or drops your home’s temperature. This helps enhance the energy efficiency of your system overall.
  • The Circuit Breakers and Power Switch. It turns out more frequently than you’d imagine 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 sort of system you have – being for whatever reason shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If not, then it makes sense that you’re not getting the warmth or the coolness you want!
  • The Filters. Here’s where periodic – and simple – DIY system maintenance truly proves its worth! If you aren’t changing 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 impeded by dust, dirt, and other airborne particulates working their way into the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will cut down air circulation, lessen the heating and cooling capability of the system, send your utility costs through the roof, and slash a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. Whatever it takes, 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 kilter? Now would be the right time to call us. The pros at J. Zanes LLC have a knack for fixing whatever might impair a geothermal system – as scads of harried New Jersey homeowners will attest!