Has Your HVAC System’s Thermostat Been Malfunctioning?

In your Denver, NC home, the thermostat acts as the comfort control center. It communicates to your heating and cooling system and tells it when to turn on and off. If your thermostat isn’t working properly, your comfort and health could suffer. A prompt thermostat replacement offers convenience and energy savings. If you notice any thermostat issues, it’s time to upgrade it to innovative HVAC equipment, such as a smart thermostat.

Check the Battery and Wiring

Damaged or disconnected wiring may cause a manual or programmable thermostat to malfunction. This situation is best left to an experienced HVAC technician to repair. Programmable thermostats require a battery for the touchscreen and programming functions. The battery life is about two years. If your thermostat won’t respond, it may need a new battery.

Verify the Settings

When your thermostat malfunctions, check its settings. It may be set to cool instead of heat. It’s also possible that a power outage caused the thermostat to reset, and it may have lost your programmed schedule.

Measure the Temperature

If your home seems warmer or colder than what the thermostat says, use another device to measure the temperature in each room. Poor temperature control could result from a damaged thermostat sensor. Qualified HVAC technicians can check and replace faulty sensors in any make or model of thermostat.

Consider a Replacement

Old-fashioned manual thermostats don’t allow you to enjoy the accuracy, precision, and customization of climate control like new smart thermostats do. With a smart thermostat, you can reduce your utility bills by at least 10% each ear, explains the Department of Energy. Smart thermostats include an app, so you can update your home’s temperature and schedule from anywhere. The app also allows you to monitor energy use and heating and cooling system efficiency.

To learn more about why your HVAC system’s thermostat is malfunctioning, take a look at Lakeside Heating & Air Conditioning’s thermostat replacement services, or contact us any time.

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