Common Issues with a Malfunctioning Thermostat
- No Power– It could be that the thermostat isn’t connected correctly to your HVAC system, or there might be a problem with the wiring. This can cause the thermostat to shut down entirely.
- Heater or AC Won’t Turn Off– This is a common issue that homeowners encounter. You may notice your HVAC system running continuously or cycling on and off without turning off, resulting in high energy bills.
- Thermostat Doesn’t Match Room Temperature- If the temperature reading on your thermostat doesn’t match the room temperature, it could be due to a faulty sensor, incorrect calibration, or other issues.
- Short Cycling– This is when the HVAC system turns on and off frequently. It could be a sign of an ill-functioning thermostat or the HVAC system.
How a Malfunctioning Thermostat Can Affect Your HVAC System
Replacing versus Repairing
Thermostat Replacement Process and Costs
Tips for Maintaining Your Thermostat and HVAC System
- Change Your Air Filters Regularly
Dirty air filters restrict airflow, causing your system to work harder. This means it uses more energy to reach your desired temperature, increasing your energy bills. It also leads to poor air quality.
Keep Your HVAC System Clean
Dust, dirt, and other contaminants can accumulate on your HVAC system over time. Regular cleanings from an HVAC professional help remove these contaminants and keep your system running efficiently.