The thermostat is your primary interface for your home’s heating system. It allows you to control temperature settings for a zone or the entire house. Making sure it works without any complications could very well mean the difference between warmth and cold.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of thermal heating problems that can be attributed to a defective thermostat. That’s why it’s important to learn a few troubleshooting tips that can get your thermostat up and running ASAP.
Calibration and Adjustment
Thermostats have a built-in thermometer to measure thermal heating within your home. For programmable thermostats, this allows it to automatically control temperature levels once it reaches a certain level. This thermometer can sometimes need calibration to make sure that it detects temperature correctly. If the temperature you’re seeing is not the same as what you’re feeling, there are a few ways to troubleshoot this issue.
- Turn off your thermal heating system.
- Check the thermostat manual on how to properly remove the cover. For most models, simply yanking off the cover works, but it’s best to check the manual first so you don’t accidentally cause any damage.
- Using a soft brush, remove any visible dust that may have accumulated on the inside. Oftentimes, this solves the problem. If not, continue to the next point.
- Replace the batteries if you know that you haven’t replaced them in a while.
- Make sure there are no other visible signs of corrosion or damage. If this is the case, you will need a replacement thermostat.
- Ensure that the thermostat is placed properly. It must be at least five feet above the floor and must be kept away from sources of heat like the oven to avoid a false reading. The unit itself must be level.
- If none of these steps work, call a professional for help.
Easy Troubleshooting and Repair With All Climate Heating and Air Conditioning
With over two decades of experience in the air conditioning and thermal heating industry, All Climate Heating and Air Conditioning is your trusted provider of any HVAC service. Call us today at (425) 361-0126 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment. Services are available in the Greater Seattle Area.