PFO Heating &Air Conditioning offers HVAC services including Hamilton AC repair and more. We have the experience to service your heater or air conditioner in a fast and knowledgeable manner. All of the HVAC technicians that we have on our team are friendly and professional. We pride ourselves on having the ability to offer our customers superior service at an affordable cost. Be sure to call our office today to schedule an appointment.
Our services include heater repairs, AC maintenance, HVAC tune-ups, thermostat repair and installation, air conditioner replacements, and more. Call now to speak with one of our home comfort specialists.
What’s Wrong With My Thermostat?
A malfunctioning thermostat is one of the most common HVAC repairs that heating and cooling specialists receive. This situation happens because it’s the first point where a homeowner realizes something is not working right with their HVAC system.
What To Check
If you find that your thermostat isn’t working right, here are some quick tips to try:
Check Your Batteries
Many modern thermostats are battery operated. They may be connected to the furnace by wires, but these connections are often just for controlling your HVAC unit and not to power the thermostat. Peel the front of your thermostat off or consult your user manual for how to open up your thermostat. Then just swap out the batteries for some fresh ones.
Do You Have A Brown-Out?
A less common issue with thermostats is that the power in the home is suffering some impedance or bottlenecking. This circumstance is also known as a brownout and can make it where your heating and cooling system does not work right. Make sure that you do not have some overall power issue in your home before you go replacing a thermostat wifi.
Check Your Mode
In climates that experience all four seasons, it’s common for multiple people in a household not to be aware of someone else changing settings on a thermostat Honeywell or most programmable thermostats. For example, someone could have switched the thermostat to cool during the winter months when no one else knew it. Then it might seem like your heating system isn’t working correctly. Checking this setting can save you a lot of time and hassle.
Is Your System “On”?
This question may seem like a dumb suggestion, but it happens all the time. If you have a thermostat that always displays information like time and perhaps outside temperature, it’s easy to miss the fact that it’s off. A good strategy is to have a checklist you go through when changing your heating and A/C settings, so you don’t forget to turn the system on, change it to heating or cooling, and set a program if applicable.
Some systems have a fan-only mode where the fan on the HVAC system fan is the only component working. It can sound like the system is on, but it may only be blowing hot or cold air (depending on the time of year). Make sure your system is not on the fan-only mode. A good idea is to set it to “auto”.
Thermometer Room Temperature And Setting Don’t Match
Sometimes the interior of a thermostat can become dirty with dust. If not cleaned, the thermometer can give inaccurate readings, causing a user to think the room temperature is not changing.
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These simple tips can help you figure out what’s up with your thermostat and potentially save you some money. You won’t have to call a tech who will find these issues instantly. Depending on the company, they may still charge you for the call.
If none of these fix your issue, it’s possible that you have something else going on with your HVAC system that needs more analysis and evaluation from a professional heating and cooling technician. Experts recommend that you do not try and fix any issues on your HVAC system by yourself. Not only can you cause further damage to your system but you can severely injure yourself or others in your home.
For trusted HVAC services, contact PFO Heating & Air Conditioning. We can figure out what is wrong with your thermostat or install a new one if necessary. When some homeowners have a malfunctioning thermostat, they use this as an opportunity to upgrade to a smart thermostat. Between talking to us and reading thermostat reviews, you will find the model that works the best for them. We will go over all of your options so that you can make an informed decision about what works best for you and your family.
We offer a full range of heating and cooling services, including heater repairs, air conditioner installations, HVAC tune-ups, and much more. Call us today to ask any questions or to schedule a free estimate.
Some of the areas we service include Allentown, Hamilton, Princeton, Trenton, and these zip codes: 08501, 08619, 08540, 08601 as well as all surrounding areas in Mercer County, New Jersey.