Your thermostat is obviously key to your comfort. If it doesn’t operate properly, your heating and cooling system can’t work correctly. Also, you will be at risk of having a very high energy bill as well. There are some steps that you can take if your thermostat stops working before you have to call a professional to have your unit checked out.
What to Do
Here are some troubleshooting steps to take if your thermostat stops working. If these don’t solve the problem, call a professional.
- Check to make sure your thermostat is getting power.
- Take off the cover and gently clean the wires with a soft brush or compressed air.
- Tighten any loose wires or replace them if they are corroded. If you’re not comfortable doing either, contact an electrician.
- Make sure the thermostat is level.
There could be other reasons for a thermostat not working properly. For example, it may have been placed in the wrong spot on your home, such as near a draft or a window. It should never be located anywhere that cools or heats faster than the remainder of your house.
Unfortunately, there are some instances where a thermostat will simply need to be replaced because it has stopped working due to age. If that is the case, you might want to consider having a programmable model installed instead. Thanks to advanced technology, programmable units are not only easy to use, they also help you save a great deal of money because you won’t be wasting nearly as much energy. You can either install this type of model yourself or have a professional do it for you.
If you ever have any sort of problem with your heating or cooling system, whether your thermostat stops working or you have any other issue, the experts with American Comfort’s One Hour Heating & Air will be ready to help. Contact us online or call us at 773-295-2970.