GeothermalWhy Won’t My Geothermal Unit Turn On?

Geothermal heat pumps are some of the most effective, efficient, long-lasting systems out there for heating and air conditioning. So if your geothermal heat pump has worked well for a while now, you’re probably surprised when a sudden issue strikes. And perhaps the most alarming concern is when the geothermal heat pump won’t turn on at all.

Here at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, we’d like to help you solve this problem with our quick guide to a couple of things you should check before calling a technician. However, our friendly technicians are here to help with comprehensive geothermal services in Snohomish if it turns out that a component of your heat pump is in trouble.

Problems you may be able to fix at home

We recommend trying a couple of things before calling a technician. First, go back to the thermostat and make sure all the settings are programmed correctly. Of course, this is likely the first thing you did, but you may not have looked into the problem too much if the settings are usually the same. We can’t tell you how many times a parent has assumed their unit was broken, only to discover a child had switched the thermostat mode from heating to cooling. Second, check to see whether your unit has tripped the circuit breaker. If so, you may still need a technician to examine the system and determine why it may be running into electrical trouble.

Repairs that should be handled by professionals only

There are several repairs that will always be best suited to a professional. If you notice that the heat pump works in cooling mode, for example, but not in heating mode, it will take a professional to identify and replace the valve that is interfering with the refrigerant flow. If there is a leak in the refrigerant line, it’s best to allow a professional to repair the unit as only select technicians are certified to handle refrigerant according to EPA standards. An amateur may accidentally inflict further damage upon the system, so it’s best to allow a specialist to handle major repairs.

Call G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. today to schedule geothermal services in Snohomish with a trained professional who specializes in these systems.


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