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Is your air conditioner struggling to cool your home? According to Energy Star – a U.S Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program, most modern HVAC systems or air conditioners are built to last an average of 15 years, completely dependent on make & model, as well as your climate, how often you run the system, and how often your air conditioner is maintained.

Your air conditioner is something most of us take for granted, and never really give any consideration to until it breaks down & leaves us vulnerable to the elements. When this happens, you’ll rush to find an HVAC company to come to your home, and hope they provide a quick & easy fix. However, sometimes these “quick & easy fixes” can’t actually be completed easily, quickly, or even cheaply.

When this happens, you have a pretty big decision to make: repair or replace your existing air conditioner system? How can you know what the best decision is for you, your home, & your wallet?


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May 2, 2013

Geothermal System Isn't Running? Try These Simple Fixes First

paschal 05.02.2013If your geothermal system isn’t running, there’s a good chance that you’ll want to seek professional help. Before that happens, though, there are some things to look out for, and possibly even a fix or two that you can try.

What you can try

Here are some things you should check in the event that your geothermal system isn’t running:

  • Thermostat settings – It’s possible that either the system simply isn’t switched to “auto”or “heat.” A second possibility is that it isn’t set any lower or higher than the room’s current temperature. To test the system, switch the temperature to its lowest or highest point, and see if the HVAC system kicks on.
  • Air filter – If your geothermal system is working, but the air flow coming from the registers seems to be low, it’s possible that you have a clogged air filter. This is simple to check and fix, if that’s the case.
  • Registers – Be sure that the registers are open. If anything is obstructing them, be sure to move the blocking item.
  • Fuse/breaker – This is another possibility. Perhaps the breaker was tripped. This is another easy fix if that’s the problem.
  • Power disconnect switch – Be sure you check both the indoor and outdoor units to make sure this switch hasn’t been tripped.

Nothing beats a service call

The above details are some of the things you can check when your geothermal system isn’t running. However, it’s important to remember that a service call will guarantee results. A professional HVAC technician can evaluate your system and make sure that it’s operating at peak performance. In fact, even if you don’t have any problems with your geothermal system, it’s always good to have it checked on a regular basis.

If you would like further assistance when your geothermal system isn’t running, or for any questions regarding home comfort, please contact the experts at Paschal Heat, Air, Geothermal & Generators. We have been serving the HVAC needs of northwest Arkansas for more than 40 years.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Northwest Arkansas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about Geothermal Systems and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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