Common Thermostat Issues

October 2, 2019

Are you struggling to keep the temperature inside your home comfortable? Before you assume your HVAC system is the culprit, take a look at your thermostat. There are a few common thermostat problems that can make properly heating and cooling your home difficult. Here are three issues our technicians at 4 Seasons Heating & Air recommend looking for:

1. Thermostat Batteries Are Dead

Most modern wall-mounted thermostats are battery-powered, which means your thermostat stops working when the batteries die. If one day you realize your AC or furnace is unable to turn on, dead thermostat batteries may be the reason why. Simply freshen up the batteries to see if that brings your HVAC system back to life.

2. Thermostat Is Located in Direct Sunlight

Does your home feel cold all year round? If so, your house may be suffering from this common thermostat issue. When your thermostat is in direct sunlight, its sensors mistakenly detect that your house is warmer than it actually is. This causes your air conditioner to work harder in the summer months and your furnace to work less during winter. Draw the shades to see if the temperature evens out.

3. Thermostat Is Too Dirty

When you dust your house, you’re probably used to cleaning your furniture and fixtures, but have you ever dusted your thermostat? Over time, dust and dirt can build up inside the device. This can cause the contacts to give incorrect temperature readings. Luckily, there’s an easy fix: simply take off the plastic cover and carefully brush away the accumulated dust.

Alpharetta’s Heating and Cooling Experts

Did the tips on this list get your thermostat running smoothly again? If not, it may be time to call the experts. Our team of licensed technicians offers some of the best HVAC repair, maintenance, and installation services in Alpharetta. Whether you need a replacement thermostat or system repairs, we’ll get to the root of the problem and provide you with a high-quality, affordable solution.

4 Seasons Heating & Air has kept area heating and cooling systems running for more than 40 years, so you can trust we’ll get the job done right. Call us today.

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