Thermostats are of great help. They not only help save energy but also help prolong the life of HVAC appliances by not allowing them to run 24/7. But everything that gives ease sometimes also causes unexpected unease. In the case of Thermostats, although the latest makes and models of Thermostats particularly the Smart Thermostats are easy to use and easy to install, there yet arise issues that leave an individual both irritated and bewildered. Just like some HVAC noises and HVAC odours are of serious nature and some totally normal, the Thermostat issues can also be of one of the two categories. Some are serious problems that require a professional's help, however, the rest are not worrisome and are also easy to troubleshoot. We are about to reveal solutions to 3 common Thermostat problems. If you're facing system ON-OFF issues, overheating Thermostat problem or any other that is related to Thermostat, brace yourself to explore these troubleshooting ways.  Ready? Let's go!


3 Common Thermostats problems and their solutions
Problem 1: System doesn't start at all
What if you turn your system ON and it doesn't turn ON? A sudden thought of system break down shakes you inside within a second but there are 90% possibilities that nothing such has happened. What you need to do quickly, in this case, is to check the breakers and reset them. Try replacing the fuse as a second option. If that does not fix the problem, quick check the batteries of Thermostat and replace them. You'd be amazed to know but several times people waste hundreds of dollars on a repair visit of a professional while the only problem for the non-functioning of their system is old batteries. So before you become one such homeowner to spend a hefty amount on a professional's visit, try to troubleshoot with all the possible ways. Since Thermostats battery problem is the most commonly heard reason why HVAC system won't work at all when turned ON, don't forget to use this hack.

Problem2: Different appliance temperature from the one set on Thermostat
People install Thermostats and still complain of fatty energy bills sometimes also blaming the brand. The problem, however, is not with the brands or the Thermostat, it is rather with the way the Thermostat is used. Most people think purchasing a costly Thermostat and mounting it will start to lower their bills, totally ignoring the fact that a proper installation affects the efficiency of Thermostat to a great extent. The reason why appliance's temperature is different from the one set on Thermostat is the wrong placement of the Thermostat. If the Thermostat is located at a place where it can receive direct heat, sunlight or any other source of energy, it fails to detect the actual temperature and thus runs appliances on extreme temperatures which automatically contributes to higher energy bills. Relocate your thermostat if this is what your problem is.

Problem 3: HVAC system fails to turn off when needed
How do Thermostats contribute in saving energy? They do so by automatically lowering or even turning the appliances OFF when the desired room temperature is created. Sometimes, the system stops tripping and as a consequence runs constantly rising energy bills. This happens because of the same reason which has been described above; the improper mounting of the Thermostat. Even when the desired room temperature is created, the system does not turn off because the Thermostat is continuously receiving energy and is sensing the temperature as hot. Do the same as in problem 2; Relocate Thermostat at a proper location.

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