Four things to troubleshoot when your thermostat appears broken
Being caught without heat at this time of year is never a good thing. Having a thermostat that functions correctly is vital to keeping your home comfortable—especially during the winter months.
If you are having problems with your digital thermostat, there are a few things that you can check to isolate the problem and help you decide what you need to do to get it working correctly.
Calling a professional is always the best option, but there are four things that you can check before picking up the phone…
1. Check the temperature
If the room temperature matches what is being shown on your thermostat, the room temperature sensor for the thermostat is working. Any discrepancy would indicate a bad sensor.
2. Calibrate room temperature
Digital thermostats can be calibrated to bring the set point and the room sensors into balance.
Since each thermostat is made differently, you should refer to its instruction manual in order to calibrate the unit correctly. If the manual isn’t available, you can call the manufacturer and ask to speak to a service technician. Some thermostats have directions for calibration printed inside the cover, so do a quick check before placing a call.
3. Replace the batteries
If your thermostat is unresponsive or without power, it could be as simple as replacing dead batteries.
4. Check the connections
It’s important that the wire connections are tight. To check that they are remove the thermostat from the wall and check for loose wires.
No matter what issue appears to be happening with your thermostat, it’s a good idea to call an experienced professional—like us—for help. Our trusted technicians have the tools and skills to inspect, repair, and replace all types of thermostats.
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We are more than happy to help keep you warm and comfortable at this time of year.