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Geothermal Heating and Cooling System Troubleshooting for Harried Myrtle Beach Homeowners

We’ll start with the good news: geothermal heating and cooling systems are celebrated 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! 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. In times like those, it’s encouraging to know the Myrtle Beach pros at J & J Air are here to help.

Prior to calling us, though, you probably ought to look over the following checklist – just to confirm that the problem can’t, in fact, be taken care of without us. :-)

Check …

  • The Thermostat’s Seasonal Setting. Not enough heat? Not enough cool air?  The difficulty could be as simple as having your thermostat set for the wrong season. If so, reset it and see if that doesn’t put things right.
  • The Thermostat’s Temperature Setting. A house that’s already been brought up to 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 restart the heating system in Winter – or five degrees lower to restart the cooling system in Summer.
  • The Fan. A well maintained auto setting for the fan insures that it operates whenever your geothermal heat pump raises or lowers 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 often than you’d imagine that the cause of a geothermal system malfunction is nothing more than a blown fuse. Or the result of the power switch – indoors or outdoors, dependent upon the type of system you have – being somehow shut off!
  • The Room Registers. Are your return grilles and supply registers open? If the answer’s no, then it’s not at all surprising that you’re not enjoying the warmth or the coolness you’re after!
  • The Filters. Here’s where a program of methodical – and simple – do-it-yourself system maintenance undeniably proves its value! 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 invading the heat pump. A sufficient buildup will restrict air circulation, lower the heating and cooling capability of the system, increase your utility costs, and trim a few years off your heat pump’s lifetime. By all means, maintain your air filters!

Okay. So you’ve gone through the checklist, corrected whatever needed correcting, and your geothermal heating and cooling system’s still out of order? Now would be the right time to call us. The experts at J & J Air have a talent for fixing whatever might disable a geothermal system – as scores of harried Myrtle Beach homeowners will tell you!