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Diagnosing Thermostat Issues in Your Home

When your HVAC system isn’t functioning properly, there are a few different things that could be the culprit. Usually, it is an issue with the heater or air conditioner unit itself. However, there is one aspect of the HVAC system that you may overlook in this situation, which is the thermostat.

The Brain

The thermostat is the brain that controls your entire HVAC system. Depending on how technologically advanced it is, it may even tell the system how much cool or hot air to send to specific areas around the house. If it is not working, a variety of issues could occur with your HVAC system, including the following:

  • Higher energy bills
  • Spotty cool and hot areas
  • Condensation

Determining a Thermostat’s Issue

Thermostats are the most complex part of your HVAC system. They perform two major functions: sensing the temperature of the air in a certain area and helping to control the temperature of the air in that area. The thermostat reads the air temperature through sensors stationed at each vent in the house. When yours is having an issue, it is usually because it is improperly reading the temperature. There some easy steps you can take that may solve the issue, like the following:

  • Ensure the thermostat isn’t located in direct sunlight
  • Keep the thermostat out of drafty areas
  • Replace your old thermostat
  • Get regularly scheduled thermostat maintenance

Where to Start

If your thermostat is experiencing issues, the first thing you should do is consult the owner’s manual for troubleshooting advice. Usually, you will find an answer there for everyday issues with your HVAC system. In more extreme cases, you will need to contact a professional.

Call Clockwork Heating & Air Conditioning in Athens, GA, today if you are having problems with your HVAC system that you can’t fix. We will send one of our experienced technicians out to diagnose the problem and get your HVAC system back in working order. Our team can also assist with heating and cooling repair, installation, and maintenance as well as indoor air quality services. Contact us if you have any more questions about our services.