The thermostat in your Arcadia, AZ, home is the heart of your HVAC system. Without a reliable thermostat, your HVAC system will suffer performance issues. Here are three thermostat problems and the possible fixes to try before you call for help:
Unable to Adjust the Temperature
If the thermostat has a child lock, ensure it’s turned off. You can also check to make sure the thermostat is getting power.
Another option is to open the thermostat cover and check for loose or frayed wires. Professional maintenance is possibly the best solution.
Thermostat Not Turning On When It Should
It’s frustrating when your thermostat develops a mind of its own. You need it to turn on and off at the appropriate time. A number of things can disrupt a thermostat’s on/off cycle.
Incorrect settings are the first thing to check. If it’s cold outside, make sure the thermostat is set to heat your home. If it’s hot outside, make sure the thermostat is set to cool your home.
The thermostat also won’t work correctly if the HVAC system overheats. Check the air filter and make sure nothing blocks airflow. If this doesn’t solve the problem, you need to contact an HVAC technician.
Thermostat Not Reaching the Correct Temperature
Most people overlook the importance of thermostat placement. A thermostat in direct sunlight, near a drafty window or underneath a vent might not perform well. Make sure your thermostat isn’t in a bad location.
If the thermostat placement is fine, try cleaning its sensors. Dirt and dust can get into a thermostat and affect the sensors. Get a soft-bristled brush, open the thermostat cover and clean the inside.
Instead of dirt, the thermostat sensors could have a more serious problem. This isn’t something you should try to fix. You’ll need professional HVAC help to solve this issue.
Contact REEis Air Conditioning for professional help with your heating or air conditioning issues. Our HVAC service technicians can perform maintenance, installation and repair services for your home or business.
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