When homeowners think of heater or air conditioner troubles, they think of failed furnaces, damaged ACs, and indoor air quality testing, among other things. However, have you ever considered your thermostat? This handy piece of hardware helps you control the comfort level in your home. It requires just as much care as the other parts and, if left alone, can cause issues with the rest of your HVAC system. It can break down and lead to overactive or underactive heaters and air conditioners. Here are a few signs you may need a new thermostat.
Your Heater Or Air Conditioner Won’t Turn On Or Off.
Have there been times where you hear your system turn on and it never turns off, even after your home has reached the set temperature? How about the reverse? If your system is consistently running or consistently failing to run, this could be an indication of an issue with the thermostat. This can be caused by faulty wiring, issues in programming, or even the thermostat’s location. It is important to have a technician inspect this to be sure the issue lies with your thermostat and then replace it.
Your Thermostat Won’t Turn On.
If you adjust your thermostat, the screen should light up or turn on. If it doesn’t, it can cause issues with your system as well as make it difficult to adjust the temperature. There are many causes for this and sometimes a simple factory reset can help. However, this may just be a temporary solution. Replacement can ensure your HVAC system is unharmed.
Your Thermostat Hasn’t Been Cleaned In a While.
While you may not consider it, your thermostat requires some cleaning. Dusting and wiping down the system, inside and out, can prevent dirt and grime build up. This build-up, if it occurs, can cause shorts and hinder communication between your system and your thermostat. If you see the build up, have a technician inspect and clean it just to ensure your system is still functioning.
Arctic Air Conditioning provides you with quality HVAC systems for your home or business in Fort Worth, TX. If you need thermostat inspection or replacement, give us a call at (817) 834-2829.