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3 Signs Your Thermostat Is Malfunctioning

Regardless of what season it is, you need a properly working thermostat in order for your home to remain comfortable at all times. As a general rule, thermostats don't malfunction, but it can happen. Thankfully, there will be red flags before the thermostat just stops working on you. If you notice any of the below issues, then you will want to contact an HVAC company so that a professional can pinpoint the exact problem, which may be your thermostat or your actual air conditioning system.

Sign #1: Irregularities in Heating/Cooling

If you have noticed that your heating and cooling system is acting irregularly and you have attempted to adjust the thermostat with no success, then you may want to consider changing the batteries in the thermostat. Believe it or not, this simple solution may just be the fix that is needed to solve the problem. If it does not fix it, then you will need to contact an experienced HVAC company for further assistance.

Sign #2: Your Air Conditioner Is Constantly Running

If you notice that your AC system is running constantly, then your energy bills are going to increase. In addition, your home is not going to heat or cool as efficiently. There are several reasons why this could be happening. The wiring may be malfunctioning, the thermostat may be incorrectly calibrated or damaged in some way, or the air conditioner may be malfunctioning. In any of these cases, the best thing for you to do is contact a professional HVAC company to perform diagnostic testing and determine the problem.

Sign #3: Your Air Conditioner Won't Start Up

If you are having trouble with your air conditioning system starting up, then there are a couple of different reasons why. If the wiring in the thermostat is damaged, then the signal that engages the cooling or heating system may not be correctly reaching its destination. At the same time, if there is a malfunction in the thermostat, it could result in the thermostat failing to accurately sense the temperature. It could interpret the temperature conditions differently than they actually are, preventing it from properly adjusting the temperature, thus not letting the air conditioner start up when needed. To determine the exact cause of the issue, you will need the assistance of a professional HVAC service.

If you notice any of these three signs that your thermostat is malfunctioning, contact HVAC services like Shakley Mechanical Inc for further assistance to diagnose the exact issue and repair the problem.