Fixing Your Thermostat Issues

Posted on March 7th, 2019 by Matthew

As a homeowner, when it comes to heating or cooling issues, it can be hard to figure out whether the thermostat or the system itself is creating the problem. When it is the thermostat, you might be unsure if you need a repair or if it’s time to upgrade to a newer model. Well, the first step is to identify the problem, and once you do, we can handle the rest.

So how can you troubleshoot your thermostat issues? We have the answers below:

Temperature Check

The first step to see if your having thermostat issues is to check the room’s temperature. Does the temperature it’s reading match the real temperature of the room? Lower or raise the temperature to see if the thermostat does as directed. If you notice that the room is not reaching the temperature it’s display or that’s set, it’s probably a thermostat issue and a simple replacement might be all you need.

Check The Location

In older homes, it could be a simple poor design plan that is causing your issue. If placed near a door or window, older thermostats might get faulty readings leading to your temperature issues. Though it is rarer now, it still could be something to consider. So where is the best location for your home thermostat? A hallway away from doors and windows.

Check The Wiring or Batteries

If the sensors seem to be working fine, you’ll want to check the batteries or wiring next. Remove the cover and look to see if there is any corroding of the wiring, make sure that all wiring is tightly connected, and nothing seems astray. Of course, if you are not sure what you are looking at or are nervous about playing around with wires, you can always call a professional instead. We can help assess the issue and let you know if a quick fix or a replacement will be best.

When it comes to fixing or updating your thermostat, Scott Hale Plumbing, Heating & Air is the intelligent choice in the Salt Lake City area. Contact us today!

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