Certain issues may arise when heating or cooling your home and oftentimes, you are blaming your furnace or air conditioner. However, we oftentimes ignore another cause of this inconvenience—the thermostat.
HVAC units are mostly controlled by a thermostat. The thermostat keeps your indoor temperature at a desired level. And if it doesn’t, there must be something wrong. Below are 5 common signs that your thermostat has gone bad.
- It is difficult to turn on your heater and air conditioner.
You may have a thermostat problem if it is difficult for you to start your heater or air conditioner. This happens when there is a malfunction in the wiring that connects the heating and cooling systems, or maybe the thermostat is sending different signals or wrong instructions. You need to consult the experts to avoid possible major problems.
- The temperature varies throughout your home.
When you observe a temperature difference in each part of your house, there may be something wrong with your system. This can be due to an error in the thermostat which switches on and off the HVAC system causing variations in temperature. If this is the case, you need to schedule a diagnostic service to your heating and cooling contractor to prevent other problems.
- The thermostat is unresponsive.
Another sign to check is when you cannot identify changes when setting programs to the system. When you adjust the temperature, for instance, and you did not feel any difference, you should start thinking about asking for advice from your HVAC contractors and let them check the system.
- The HVAC system is showing strange behavior.
If your furnace or air conditioner does not perform its basic routine, and is below its average performance level, then there is something wrong with your thermostat. It’s good to have it diagnosed by your local HVAC technician.
- You’re experiencing a display problem.
When the digital display shows dull or faded information or missing data, it could be an indication that your thermostat has gone bad. This can be caused by either dying batteries or failing thermostat.
Although some signs sound easy and can easily be taken care by homeowners, it is still better to consult someone who specializes in this field. And if you’re experiencing any of these signs, contact Micheal’s Cooling and Heating and experience great service for your HVAC system.