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4 Common Thermostat Problems

July 9, 2019 | Blog

So you’re having problems with your air conditioning, and you’ve narrowed it down to conclude it’s your thermostat causing the issues. No need to worry. Your problem is most likely more common than you think, and we are here at Express Air to help. Having a broken thermostat is urgent because it controls your entire HVAC system. Keep reading to learn a few common thermostat problems and why you may be experiencing them.

1. Your thermostat screen is blank

When your thermostat screen is blank, the two things you should check first are the batteries and the circuit breaker. Make sure the breaker for your HVAC hasn’t been tripped before changing the batteries. If you still don’t see anything on the screen once you’ve changed them, the problem could be internal. If you believe your system’s wires are loose or wired incorrectly, do not compromise your air conditioner by trying to fix them yourself. Call your AC company as soon as possible.

2. Your thermostat isn’t properly reading the temperature

If your thermostat isn’t working and is inaccurately reading temperatures, open the panel and gently brush dust and debris from the inside. A buildup of dust can cause your thermostat to misread and possibly shut down. Another reason for misreadings could be due to its location. Your thermostat can falsely sense heat if it’s in direct sunlight or near heat sources like an oven or a fireplace.

3. Your HVAC isn’t distributing air properly (your thermostat may not be in the best place)

Although this seems like a problem that doesn’t concern your thermostat, all parts of your system work cohesively to cool down or heat up your home. If you only have one thermostat, it should typically be placed in a central location to get the best read of your home’s temperature overall.

4. Your thermostat is old

There’s a chance your thermostat is acting up simply because it’s behind the times. Digital thermostats are more accurate and now more common than those that use mercury. Instead of replacing parts of your old thermostat, replace it with one that is more technologically advanced. Programmable thermostats are also more economical and can help lower your energy bill.

If you’re in need of thermostat repair, contact us at Express Air today. Call us with any questions you may have or to schedule a home visit.

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