Top 5 Signs of a Thermostat That’s Gone Rogue

January 9, 2020
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The thermostat in a home is often forgotten about. While homeowners are prompt with getting their HVAC maintained, the thermostat is generally forgotten as part of the upkeep.

The thermostat is solely responsible for the temperature in a home. You can turn it up or down depending on the season.

If your home has begun to feel a bit too cold, despite your thermostat being set to the right temperature, the problem most likely lies in your thermostat.

Here are some signs that your home’s thermostat needs to be replaced:

The temperature reading is incorrect

Do you feel like your home is a bit cold this winter? Even though your thermostat is set to 72°? It’s not you who’s feeling colder than usual; instead, your thermostat is most likely the problem here.

If your thermostat is installed in an area of the room where the temperature fluctuates a lot, like the laundry room or kitchen, you’re probably changing the temperature more frequently than needed. This temperature change can affect other parts of your home.

Change the location of your home’s thermostat for more effective reading and temperature setting. Experts suggest the best place to have your thermostat fitted in the lounge, where families tend to spend more time.

Your thermostat screen has gone blank

There are a number of reasons behind your thermostat screen going blank like a tripped circuit breaker, dead batteries, a blown fuse, or even dusty wires. Your home’s thermostat is most likely to trip if you’ve been using too many heavy appliances at once in your home, so you need to keep that in mind.

Check your circuit breaker panel for the air conditioner switch. If it has tripped, it’s most likely off. Switch it back on and check your thermostat. If that’s not the case, remove the thermostat cover and clean the wires with compressed air. If none of the above work, it’s time to call in the professionals.

The heating or cooling doesn’t shut off

If you’re prompt with the maintenance of your home’s HVAC system, it should work perfectly. One common complaint by homeowners is that the HVAC system doesn’t turn off once they turn the thermostat off. This calls for the attention of a professional. You most likely need a new thermostat.

Short cycling of the air conditioning

An oversized HVAC system is known to cycle off quickly. This issue also occurs in the room most far from the thermostat. These rooms cool down or heat up the quickest depending on the weather outside.

The air conditioner or heater won’t turn on

If your new thermostat isn’t turning on, it’s most likely not compatible with your HVAC system. If you haven’t changed any parts of your HVAC system, then the problem probably lies in the wiring. Make sure you have this problem dealt with by a professional only.

If your home’s thermostat is experiencing these signs too, it’s time for a replacement. Our technicians at Global Heating & Cooling offer Thermostat installation Chicago as well as Radiator repair Bucktown.

Contact us to book an appointment at (773) 801-3734.

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