A thermostat that’s not reaching the desired temperature can be frustrating. This issue can lead to inconsistent heating or cooling in your home, which is why it pays to know what’s causing it to happen. Perfect Degree HVAC looks at the possible reasons and the solutions for each.
Improper Thermostat Size
The size of the thermostat might be to blame. It could be too small for your home or isn’t designed to cover a large enough area. To make sure you get the correct thermostat size, turn to your reliable HVAC technician for options.
If the indoor temperature isn’t close to what is on your thermostat’s LED display, the device may be broken. But before you call your HVAC technician to have it fixed, consider performing some troubleshooting. Check if the thermostat is set to its appropriate setting. “Heat” in the fall and winter or “cool” in the spring and summer. If the thermostat display shows nothing, there might be a tripped circuit breaker or the device’s batteries are out of power.
Another factor is the thermostat’s faulty fan setting. Given that the fan pushes warm air, the connection between it and your heating system is essential when determining whether or not the thermostat is functioning. To learn if this is the problem, try turning off the fan on your thermostat after the furnace for two minutes. Failure to do so can cause the fan to blow chilly air, throwing the thermostat reading off balance.
Incorrect Thermostat Placement
Your thermostat detects changes in the room’s ambient temperatures. Thus, you must ensure it is installed somewhere in your home close to the average indoor temperature. Installing it near a window or on a wall exposed to direct sunlight may result in inaccurate temperature readings.
For your indoor air quality needs, turn to Perfect Degree HVAC. Our experienced technicians are well-equipped to handle all your residential HVAC concerns, including thermostat issues. Call us at (610) 529-7372, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.