Is Your Geothermal Heat Pump Acting Up? A Few Troubleshooting Tips

by Greg Leisgang on July 9, 2013

Posted in: Geothermal

geothermal heat pump, Cincinnati, OhioHeating and cooling systems in the greater Cincinnati area take a real beating throughout the year. They're counted on to provide warmth and comfort all winter long and also for cooling during the hottest summer months. Over the years, your geothermal heat pump may begin to need more repairs or even replacement. But before calling in help from the professionals, here are some things that you can do to troubleshoot your system and decide if you need backup.

  • If your geothermal heat pump is outside, make sure there's no debris or extensive plant growth obstructing proper function. 
  • Check your air filters for obstructions or dirt. Cleaning or replacing the air filters will provide improvements in efficiency and airflow to your system. This simple step may solve the issue.
  • Make sure your water supply's normal. These systems need a constant flow of water if they're to function, so a clogged filter can greatly damage your pump.
  • Check your power supply. One of the easiest ways to be sure that your system's receiving electricity is by turning your thermostat heat setting from "auto" to "on." If your heat pump doesn't cycle on, be sure to check all fuses and plugs for possible failures. Unless you're a trained electrician, consult a service technician to pursue any further electrical work.  

The best way to avoid unexpected issues with your geothermal heat pump system is with regular maintenance of parts and components. A visit by a service professional will give you the chance to become more familiar with some troubleshooting tips. At the same time, expect equipment inspection and cleaning, changing or topping off of necessary fluids and any necessary equipment replacement.

We hope that the next time you need a consultation on your geothermal heat pump or any other heating and cooling needs, you will contact the experts at JonLe Heating and Cooling. We proudly service homes throughout the greater Cincinnati area, and would be glad to be of help. 

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