When your heating and cooling system fails to provide the desired temperature inside your living space this fall season, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Maybe you will think that your HVAC is failing or some of its parts are becoming defective. But before you make assumptions, why don’t you check your thermostat first? Sometimes, the culprit is your thermostat.
Watch out for these common thermostat problems this fall season:
- Dirty Thermostat
Dirt in your thermostat can build up over time. When you leave your thermostat uncleaned for a long period, it might run faulty and cause an erratic operation. This is a task you can do yourself. Just grab a piece of soft brush, remove the cover of the device, and clean its interior components.
- Power Problems
Power issues on your thermostat can cause inconsistency in the temperature inside your home. Be sure to change the battery or check its switch. Someone inside your home might mistakenly turn off the power switch thinking that it is a light switch. Also, check your circuit breaker and fuse to fix the power problems.
- Loose Connections
Your thermostat might fail to regulate the temperature inside your living space if it has aging wiring or loose connection. If you think this is the root of a failing thermostat, then better call your local technician to get a professional repair.
- Incorrect Placement
The way you thermostat works will sometimes depend on where it is placed. Thermostats that are placed near heat-emitting home appliances or direct hit by sunlight can encourage the device to perform incorrect temperature reading. So make sure to place your thermostat in an area where its proper operation won’t be affected.
- Old Thermostat
Like other comfort devices and equipment you have at home, your thermostat also gets aged and tired after several years of service. When it is old, it can no longer do the job it is designed for. So before your thermostat breaks down due to aging, make sure to shop around for a new device that fit your heating and cooling system.
If you encounter all these problems on your thermostat, make sure to fix them right away. Simple issues can be done through DIY works, but major problems should be taken to professionals. Our experts at Rhino Heating & Air Conditioning can help you with all your thermostat issues and get it back on its proper function this fall season. We can even recommend you of when to buy a new one or offer you high-quality products. Get in touch with us to know how.