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Your Thermostat Could Be Affecting Your Home Comfort

Common Thermostat Problems

Are you comfortable in your home? Do you feel like the temperature is just right, or do you sometimes wish it were a bit warmer or cooler? If so, your thermostat might be to blame.

Though it may seem to be working, your thermostat could be affecting your home’s comfort and causing you to lose money on energy bills. In this blog post, we will discuss how your thermostat affects comfort levels and what you can do to make sure it's working properly.

Incorrect Readings

As the control center of your HVAC system, your thermostat allows you to choose at what temperature you’d like your home to be. If your comfort levels aren’t matching up to the number on the thermostat, it is likely providing an incorrect reading.

This could be occurring due to a number of factors including:

  • Poor thermostat installation
  • Incorrect thermostat placement
  • A stuck heat anticipator

Make sure your thermostat is installed properly by a professional on an internal wall that does not get direct sunlight, near heat producing appliances like lamps, or is near your kitchen.

If the heat anticipator is to blame, remove the thermostat cover, look for the little metal arm and free it from its stuck position.

Frequent Cycling and Continuous Running

Frequent cycling or continuous running of your HVAC indicates that your thermostat is unable to properly read the temperature of your home. This could be due to a dirty or poorly calibrated thermostat.

You may attempt to carefully clean the thermostat to solve the issue, or call a professional to take a look.

High Energy Bills

A jump in energy bills could be caused by a faulty thermostat. Incorrect readings, frequent cycling, poor placement, or simply an aging thermostat could all contribute to these issues causing higher energy costs.

Give your trusted HVAC technician a call to diagnose and solve your thermostat problems.

Read more: Get the Most Out of Your Smart Thermostat

Thermostat Services on Long Island

If your thermostat is struggling, give AWS Plumbing, Heating & Cooling a call at (516) 217-2196. We’ll help repair your thermostat or install a new one in a flash!