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Troubles You May Run Into With Your Thermostat

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Although the thermostat is physically one of the smallest components of your home’s HVAC system, it wields a great deal of power. It’s the point where you communicate with your comfort system and set programming, and it’s also the temperature sensor the HVAC system uses to analyze temperature levels in the home so it will activate heating, cooling, and the fan at the appropriate times. 

Thermostat can malfunction or be poorly installed, creating troubles like discomfort and larger energy bills. We’ll take a look at several of the most common thermostat problems you may encounter. We’re here to help with any thermostat problems you may have, and we can install the newest Wi-Fi and smart thermostats in Nashville for your house.

Poor Location

The location of the thermostat can affect its performance, often significantly. If a thermostat is placed in a spot that’s too sunny, near a draft, or close to a heat source, it can give inaccurate readings. These inaccurate readings will cause the HVAC system to turn on and off at inappropriate times, leading to discomfort and increased energy use.

Wrong Type of Thermostat Installed

Customers sometimes ask us if we can install a thermostat that they purchased online or from some other retailer. We caution everyone not to buy a thermostat upgrade on their own because many newer thermostats are incompatible with older HVAC systems. They can cause them to operate strangely and may even damage them. You might have the incorrect type of thermostat in your home that’s causing numerous comfort problems.

Miscalibration

A miscalibrated thermostat will read the temperature incorrectly, leading to improper heating or cooling. This can make your home less comfortable and force your HVAC system to work harder than necessary, increasing your energy bills. Calibration issues often require a professional to reset the thermostat to ensure it provides accurate temperature readings.

Lost Connections

Thermostats rely on wiring to communicate with the HVAC system. If these connections are loose, frayed, or damaged, the thermostat may not function correctly. This can result in the HVAC system not responding to the thermostat’s settings, leading to a lack of heating or cooling when needed. Professional inspection and repair are often required to restore proper connections.

Outdated Model

Older thermostat models may not offer the same efficiency and precision as newer ones. They might lack features like programmable settings or Wi-Fi connectivity, which can help optimize your HVAC system’s performance. Upgrading to a modern thermostat can enhance your system’s efficiency, provide better control, and potentially reduce energy costs.

When you’re running into problems with your home’s comfort or noticing much higher costs to run your HVAC system, the thermostat is one of the main culprits to investigate. You can rely on the Premier professionals to quickly get to the bottom of what’s wrong and then provide you with solutions. We also recommend working with us for a great thermostat upgrade if you have an older model. We carry the best in Wi-Fi and smart thermostats that can make a major difference in your comfort, convenience, and energy use.

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