The Reason Your Thermostat May Not Be Operating Correctly

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Your thermostat is the main control center for your A/C and heating system. 

If you notice the temperature reading is not adding up to what you are actually feeling in your home, your thermostat could be facing several issues that can affect your HVAC system. Here are several reasons why your thermostat might not be working correctly and what you can do about it. 

Loss of Power

Your thermostat may go blank. When this occurs, be sure the thermostat is on. It happens, an easy fix. Also, check to be sure you don’t have a tripped circuit breaker. 

Be aware, it may take up to 5-10 minutes for your system to reboot. 

You can also adjust the thermostat brightness display. Replace the batteries often. Batteries left to corrode in older model thermostats will cause it to malfunction. 

Size of A/C system 

If your A/C system is too small for your home or not designed to cover an area size, your thermostat might not reach the set temperature. Solution: Be sure you have the proper size A/C system for your home or condo. 

Location is also extremely important.  Thermostats placed near doorways or draft areas will often register the wrong or conflicting indoor temperatures. The thermostat should be located near the A/C return air filter and on an inside wall. 

Air Masters of Tampa Bay’s expert technicians can help guide you on the location for your thermostat! 

Your Thermostat Needs an Upgrade!

You may be at the point where you are spending more time, energy and cost on attempting to fix your old, outdated thermostat. Mercury thermostats are antiquated, get rid of them .

Today’s programmable thermostats are simply amazing. The best are the ones that do not need batteries!They now have built-in capacitors that store information about your house. This allows the thermostat and A/C system to work together most efficiently to keep you cool and comfortable. There are plenty of excellent, programmable thermostats available that are incredibly simple to use. If you’re unsure of what type to get for your home, our HVAC techs can help to find the right fit for you!

There are also many more reasons why your thermostat may not be working properly.

Be sure to call on Air Masters Of Tampa Bay at (813) 234-2419.
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