If your HVAC system is having issues, the first thing you should check is the thermostat. This is the device that controls your system. Since thermostats are affordable and easily accessible, this is where you should start looking if your HVAC system starts to malfunction. A failing thermostat may offer you some service, but consider replacing your thermostat if your system stops working completely. Here are signs that can help tell you if your thermostat is not working.
1. HVAC System Fails Turn On
The most common sign that your thermostat is not working is when your cooling or heating unit fails to start. You should be able to switch on your system from your thermostat. The thermostat should also enable you to change the operation from heating to cooling. If it fails to perform these two functions, it could signify that your thermostat is not operational anymore.
2. Thermostat Doesn’t Respond to the Set Settings
When you make changes to the temperature settings on your thermostat, the changes should occur immediately. In most cases, the thermostat produces a clicking sound after the setting. After a few seconds, the system starts. If you set your temperature and the system doesn’t start, or the thermostat does not produce the sound, consider replacing your thermostat.
3. HVAC System Has Short Cycles
When your system goes off too early and fails to complete a heating or cooling cycle, short cycling occurs. Short cycling results in ineffective cooling or heating and means that the indoor environment is not comfortable.
4. Thermostat Does Not Have the Programmed Settings
If your HVAC system uses the programmable thermostat, it should maintain the set settings for a long period. If the thermostat loses the settings, then your thermostat needs to be replaced.
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If your thermostat is not functioning properly and you’re not sure of what to do next, consider hiring our certified technicians. At Anderson Heating & Cooling, we offer AC and heating maintenance, installation, and repair services. We also offer indoor air quality services to Oregon City residents. If your AC or heating system has an issue, please contact us today.