Signs Your Thermostat Needs to be Replaced

August 22, 2019

There’s no reliable way to determine when a thermostat will stop working. Most thermostats can last for a decade or more, especially if you keep the wiring clean and dust-free. However, wiring can age and lose its ability to connect properly over time. Once a thermostat begins to malfunction, it’s a good idea to install a newer one. So how do you know it’s the thermostat needs to be replaced? Read on to learn more.

1. System Won’t Turn On

Your thermostat is set to Auto, but the unit isn’t turning on when it should. It’s possible that the electrical signal isn’t reaching the system to turn it on because the wiring is defective.

2. Thermostat Is Blank or Unresponsive

A blank thermostat probably needs fresh batteries. If refreshing the batteries doesn’t work, replacing the thermostat is a trusted option. If the thermostat has a reading but is still unresponsive, you’ll want to test it before calling a repair service. Change the setting five degrees up or down depending upon the season and wait for the unit to respond. Guelph residential property owners can turn to Oosterveld Heating & Air Conditioning for parts replacement on central and packaged temperature systems.

3. Setting and Room Temperature Are Different

When you’ve set the thermostat but the room’s temperature never seems to match the setting, it’s time for a replacement. Systems designed for zoning are supposed to have variations in room temperatures. Homes with traditional systems should display temperatures from room to room that closely match the thermostat.

4. System Runs Constantly

Cooling or heating equipment that doesn’t cycle properly or won’t turn off may have a broken thermostat. Resetting the thermostat may fix this problem, but replacing it will remove the issue quickly. One of our professional repair technicians can handle the calibration for you.

Oosterveld Heating & Air Conditioning is a family-owned and -operated company serving the Guelph, ON, community. We’ve been installing, maintaining, and repairing cooling and heating systems since 1980. Call us today to schedule a repair with our team. We also offer maintenance agreements.

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