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Common Thermostat Issues

A sign that your thermostat isn’t working as well as it should is that your home’s interior temperatures aren’t comfortable. Here are four common thermostat issues.

1. Thermostat Is in an Improper Place

If one side of your home is typically warmer or colder than the other, then it’s likely that your thermostat is in the wrong place. To keep your home comfortable, it’s important that your thermostat is centrally placed. Thermostats that are placed centrally are usually able to distribute temperature evenly. If uneven temperatures are a big issue in your home, consider zoning your home to manage the problem.

2. Thermostat Is Dirty

With time, dust and debris usually collect along with the interior of the thermostat. When this happens, it can cause your thermostat to malfunction with inaccurate temperature assessments. Our technicians will be able to determine if this is the problem with yours. He or she will resolve the issue by cleaning the thermostat.

3. Thermostat Is Installed Too Close to a Heat Source

If your home feels chilly, then your thermostat may be too close to a fireplace or your furnace. It could also be in direct sunlight, making it tough for the device to read the interior temperatures of your home properly. One of our technicians can check the placement of yours to see if this is what’s causing the issues.

4. Thermostat Is Old

Thermostats are small, sturdy devices that frequently last for years, but if you’ve had yours for a while, then it might be time to replace it. If you have one that operates using mercury, then consider going digital. Not only will a digital thermostat operate better, but it will also help you decrease your energy bills since it is programmable. With a programmable unit, you can set the temperature higher or lower depending on your schedule. Consider contacting a professional heating and cooling company to install a new thermostat for you.

Getting Expert Help

At Totally Cool, we provide heating and air conditioning services, including installations and repairs, for residents of Austin, TX, and the surrounding areas. Our technicians can determine any problems that may be happening with your thermostat, ensuring that’s it’s working effectively and efficiently. Contact us to schedule a service visit today.

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