Our thermostats are the brain of our HVAC units. Without them, our HVAC systems wouldn’t be able to regulate whether our homes needed heating or cooling. When you begin to notice that your house isn’t heating or cooling as well as it used to be, there are a couple of things that you can check for that may be the reason that your thermostat isn’t working. While it is going to take more than a YouTube tutorial to get your thermostat back up and running, if that is the case, here are four ways that our team have determined as ways to know if your thermostat is broken.
Check The Power
This seems like a silly thing to do, right? But truth be told, the power source is the factor that will determine functionality of our HVAC system. When wiring gets loose or the power cable falls out, the thermostat will quit taking temperatures of your home. To check this, it’s best to have a professional come and check the wiring just to ensure that no cables are double crossed and that no one gets injured in the process.
Give It A Washdown
When our thermostat builds up dust, the particles can get between the wiring and in crevices that will change the way the unit works. Giving our thermostat a nice wipe down with a clorox wipe or a light soap mixture will be enough to wipe down any grime that has built up that could be causing issues with your thermostat.
It’s Time For A New One
Sometimes when your thermostat isn’t working, it is simply just time for a new thermostat. If you’ve had your thermostat for quite some time, chances are not only that it’s outdated but that it has lived to it’s full extent. In this case, speaking with a professional about what options you have with new thermostats will be your best option. That way you can gauge what it is exactly that will work best for your schedule and your home.
If you begin to question whether or not your thermostat is broken, trying a couple of these options first is a great way to determine how serious the issue is. If the problem continues to happen, or it has stopped working entirely, call the team at North Central Florida Air Conditioning, Inc. We will get your thermostat replaced or repaired quickly so that you can go back to enjoying a comfortable home.