If you live in Mesa, AZ, chances are you’re very familiar with your thermostat, especially during those summer months when the temperatures soar. Your thermostat provides absolute control over your heating and air conditioning system. That means that when something goes wrong it with, it can affect your entire home. The good news is that those problems can be fixed by a trained technician. The bad news is that you have to be able to spot the problems first. Here are 3 common issues with thermostatsthat you should look out for.
1. Misreading the Temperature
Problems with the temperature gauge, the wiring, or any of the internal hardware can cause the thermostat to misread the temperature: turning the air conditioner on when it’s not needed or off before it’s down its job. In most cases, you’ll need to replace the entire thermostat, though sometimes the faulty component can be fixed or swapped out.
2. No Power
A lack of power to your thermostat can come from a problem with your larger electrical system, which you can spot by checking the breaker box in your home. It can also be caused by loose wires, dead batteries, or frayed components inside the thermostat. In this case, the faulty component can often be repaired, though a larger electrical issue may require something more thorough.
3. Bad Location
Sometimes, the thermostat may be perfectly fine, but its location isn’t allowing it to do its job. It might lie in the path of a sun beam that causes it to read the temperature higher than it is, or in a cross-breeze that makes it think the temperature is lower. In these cases, a trained technician can find a spot in your house that more accurately reflects the temperature and then move the thermostat to that location.
If you’re experiencing a problem with your thermostat, call Johns Refrigeration today to get it fixed!