A thermostat is a staple of any household, no matter what the climate. Monitoring and managing your home’s temperature effectively is essential to living comfortably and saving money on your energy bill.
So it goes without saying that when your thermostat breaks down, you’ll want to put everything else on hold until it’s repaired or replaced. There are a few DIY Thermostat fixes that you should try right away before contacting your local Hurricane HVAC dealer. If all else fails, contact an HVAC specialist to troubleshoot your system or install a new thermostat right away to keep your home energy efficient and comfortable for you and your family.
Troubleshooting Your Home Thermostat
Even if you know nothing about electronics, there are still steps you can take to identify and fix certain problems that your thermostat can develop over time. Carefully follow these steps and if at any point in time you feel uncomfortable, call your local Heating and Air Conditioning experts to help successfully fix your thermostat.
- Turn off the power to your thermostat – It is always advised for safety purposes to turn of the power source to any electrical device that you intend to perform any maintenance on.
- Remove the thermostat cover – Often times your thermostat’s malfunction is just below the surface. Carefully remove your thermostat’s cover by unscrewing the corners.
- Check the batteries in your system – One of the simplest solutions to a thermostat malfunction can be to replace the batteries in your system.
- Look for visible dust or corrosion – Look for excessive buildup of dust or discoloration on the wiring of your system.
- Clean or vacuum out your system – Vacuuming out excessive dust that is trapped in your thermostat can help your system better detect temperatures.
- Make sure your mechanical thermostat is level – If you have a mechanical thermostat, checking your thermostat’s angle with a level will ensure that an improper angle is not the cause of your system’s errors.
- Measure the height of your thermostat – For the best chance at getting a proper temperature reading, thermostats should be mounted at 5 feet
- Contact a professional – If your thermostat is still not fixed after these steps, contact your local Hurricane HVAC specialists, Ashworth Heating and Cooling. One of our HVAC experts will perform a comprehensive check of your system to find the best solution for you financially and comfort wise as well.
- Replace your system – Your system may be past repair. It happens. If you’ve done what you can to troubleshoot your system, the best thing you can do for your home’s comfort and energy efficiency is to find a newer thermostat that can fulfill your HVAC needs.
It is our honor to provide safe and effective HVAC services to our community. Contact Ashworth Heating and Cooling to choose from our excellent selection of energy saving thermostats and HVAC systems today.