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Five Proven Ways to Tell Your Thermostat Needs Repairing


Is your heating and cooling system not working properly? This is normally observed when seasons change and people have to adjust their HVAC systems accordingly.

People usually think that something must be wrong with their HVAC system when they face trouble in either cooling or heating their home. However, the thermostat is a tool that gets overlooked in all of this. It could be possible that the culprit is none other than your faulty thermostat which is causing you to set your HVAC system incorrectly.

Below are five ways to tell if your thermostat needs repairing and what is causing the problem:

1: The Thermostat’s Placement

One of the major problems with the thermostat could be its location. Your thermostat may be placed near a window or a door where the temperature is slightly different from the inside of your house.

Hence, the thermostat will signal the furnace to heat or warm the room when in actuality there isn’t any need of it. If your thermostat is placed in the direction of the sunlight then it will overcome the room perceiving that the temperature of the room is hot. In this way, the room will become unnecessarily cold.

2: Furnace Won’t Turn On

It is natural to blame your furnace if it doesn’t get turned on. However, it could be possible that your thermostat is not letting your furnace to operate. Your thermostat could either be placed in a bad location or there is some kind of defect in the wiring of your thermostat that needs to be checked. If this kind of trouble occurs, then it is time to contact the certified technicians of Nelson Comfort for installation and repair duties.

3: Furnace Won’t Turn Off

As the problem could be with the turning the furnace on, an opposite situation could likely occur as well, and that is trouble with turning off the furnace. If a furnace doesn’t turn off, it is highly probable that your thermostat is malfunctioning.

Your thermostat could be either placed where it is too cold or there is an internal issue with the thermostat. In any case, you need to get it repaired and reinstalled.

4: Your Thermostat is Dirty

If your thermostat is not cleaned then dust particles can easily settle inside of it, which can damage wiring and components of the thermostat. Hence, it is very important to keep your thermostat clean at all times. You can clean the thermostat even by yourself by opening it and cleaning it, but if you are hesitant to do so and feel like there is something else that has caused the damage then it is better to call an HVAC technician.

5: The Screen Won’t Turn On

At times the thermostat’s screen just goes blank. This may very well be a sign that the thermostat needs repairing. Nelson Comfort’s team can immediately come to your rescue and help you with your thermostat’s repairing needs in no time.

These are the simple five ways to tell when your thermostat needs to be replaced or fixed.

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About The Author


Dan Detmer

Dan Detmer is the owner of Nelson Comfort. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors in Dayton, Ohio. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan joined the Mortimer Heating & Cooling team in Cincinnati, where he had called home and become part of the community for several years. After a short period of time Dan purchased the company and created what is today, Nelson Comfort. Today he operates a company based on integrity, honesty, and stellar customer service. If you have any questions feel free to tweet (at sign) NelsonComfort and we will get right back with you!

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