The Most Common Thermostat Issues

Posted on October 25th, 2021 by Devine Bros

Thermostats are one of the most critical features of your home. Not only do they regulate temperature, but they also conserve energy and money! Sometimes, though, thermostats can break or malfunction for a variety of reasons. 

Some of the most common thermostat issues include: 

Batteries Running Out of Power

The most common thermostat issue is when the batteries are running out of power. This can be caused by age, high usage, or corrosion on the battery terminals, so make sure you check those regularly and change them as needed. 

Loose Wires

Another problem may be that the wires have come loose from the thermostat or that the device has just fallen off the wall. In this case, all you need to do is have a professional come in to reattach them and put the device back on the wall securely.

Incorrect Thermostat Placements

One strange but common issue is that your thermostat may be on the wrong floor or level in your home. You might think this sounds silly, but many people don’t realize their upstairs thermostat may actually control the temperature downstairs!  When having your thermostats installed, make sure they’re controlling the climate of the floor they’re on. If this isn’t the case, have a trusted professional come by and fix the problem at hand!

Temperatures Are Too Extreme

Another common issue is that your thermostat is set too high or low for comfort. The average temperature should be between 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit during winter and 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit during summertime. Your system either won’t perform fully due to extreme temperatures, or you’ll feel as if there’s an issue with your system if you start to feel too cold or too warm. 

And, unfortunately, if the problem isn’t coming from your thermostat, it could be due to issues with your HVAC system—and that’s where we come in to help. 

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Helping Norwalk homeowners improve their lives is something Devine Brothers has been providing to their customers for over 100 years! If you’re interested in learning more about our service or need supplies, make sure to get in contact with us today! For more tips & tricks, make sure to like us on Facebook. 

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