Most people don’t give their thermostats much thought. However, as the “brain” of you entire heating and air conditioning system, it’s one of the most important components in your home. The good news is that it’s rare for your thermostat to run into any problems, and when it does repairs are generally easy.
Unfortunately though, if you let a thermostat problem go and don’t take care of it, it can negatively impact your heating and air conditioning system. Considering how hot it gets around here, you’ll want to address any common problems with your thermostat very quickly.
Troubleshooting Your Thermostat
Problems with you thermostat can be hard to spot, especially if you’ve never had issues before. In fact, many homeowners often mistake mundane issues with a more serious HVAC problem. Before contacting an HVAC professional, check to see if the breaker has been tripped, if someone set the temperature wrong, or if the thermostat is simply out of batteries. These are issues that are easily corrected, and in doing so you can spare yourself the time and expense of calling a professional out.
When There Really Is a Problem
Let’s say you’ve looked at your thermostat and can’t determine what the issue is. Problems with a thermostat generally boil down to one of two things. Either the device is misreading the temperature and the air conditioner isn’t running as it should as a result, or the thermostat is not communicating with the AC correctly and telling it when to turn on or off.
A thermostat repair session or replacement thermostat will usually fix those issues, however there might not be anything wrong with the thermostat itself. The problem may actually lie with the location of the device. For example, if it’s exposed to too much sunlight or placed next to a cross-breeze, then you may have an issue with the settings. In most cases, your HVAC technician can remedy this by simply relocating the thermostat to another part of your home.
For quality thermostat services throughout Frisco, TX, contact Oaks Heat & Air today.