A thermostat should serve your Montgomery, AL, home effectively for a long time. However, over time, thermostats can develop problems. Here are some tell-tale signs that it might be time for a new thermostat.
1. Temperature Reading Is Incorrect
If your temperature reading is off, you may need to replace the control. For instance, if you set the thermostat at 70 degrees Fahrenheit and the temperature in the room is significantly different, it’s time for a replacement.
First, the problem may be due to the location of the thermostat. In this case, a professional will examine the position and recommend a new one. However, if the problem persists, it’s most likely time for a new control.
A faulty dial or old wires can also contribute to a poor temperature reading. While some problems may be repaired, a new control is often the only solution.
2. Power Is Going to the Thermostat, But It Doesn’t Work
A faulty control is often the reason why power goes to the system but doesn’t turn it on. The problem is probably with the wiring or with connections. However, if you notice that your power goes to the system and the AC doesn’t come on, it may be time for a new control.
3. Frequent Auto-Shut Off
A faulty auto shut-off is often due to a damaged thermostat. If the wiring, temperature probe or other component isn’t working, your HVAC system will turn off after a few minutes.
Your HVAC contractor can assess the control and ensure all wires are connected properly. If everything else is in working order, you’ll need to replace the thermostat.
4. Thermostat Screen Is Blank
If the thermostat screen is blank, it’s most likely time for a new control. First, check for a tripped circuit breaker to determine if it is a power issue. If the breaker is okay, a technician will need to check problems with the electrical connections.
However, if these are all in working order, a new thermostat might be necessary. Since several components can cause a blank screen, it’s best to contact an HVAC contractor.
A thermostat should be a home’s HVAC central command hub, but it can’t work if it’s broken. If you think it’s time for system maintenance, contact Sensigreen Heating & Air today. We provide HVAC installation and repair services to keep your home comfortable all year long.
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