Commonly Missed Facts About Your Thermostat

What You Need to Know About Your Thermostat

A home’s HVAC system is one of the most important aspects of a home. It is used every single day and keeps you safe from extreme temperatures. Not to mention the fact that it helps circulate the airflow and create better air quality for you and those that live in the house. The thermostat is a vital part of a home’s HVAC system. Without it, it is a lot harder to tell if your system is working as it should. Many times when people are having thermostat issues when they believe they are having HVAC issues. Thankfully, repairing or replacing the thermostat is a relatively easy thing to do and isn’t as cost-effective as it would be if something were wrong with the ductwork or something of that nature.

Continue reading to learn more about the different thermostats on the market and how they are repaired when they break.

Thermostats and How They Work

The thermostat is essentially the control panel for your HVAC system. It is this device that you go to when you want to switch the air from heat back to air conditioning or if you want to change the temperature your home is set at. Once your home reaches the set temperature, the thermostat notifies the system, and the air will shut off.

Programmable thermostats have become increasingly popular in recent years as well. Programmable thermostats allow you to set your home at different temperature settings throughout the day.

For example, you can have your house set at a warmer temperature while you are at work and then set it to cool back down just before your arrival. This allows you to help the planet while also saving tons on your monthly bill.

The hardest part about installing a thermostat is running the wires up the wall and attaching them to it. It is crucial that this is done by a professional to ensure the safety of everyone in the home and decrease the chance of a fire occurring. Once the wires are all hooked up properly, the thermostat can then be screwed on and used immediately.

The Key to Fixing a Thermostat

Age is one of the most common reasons why thermostats fail and need to be replaced. However, there are a few other reasons as well.

Some common reasons thermostats break are:

  • Overheating
  • Build-up
  • Improper installation

An HVAC technician can easily tell when a thermostat needs to be replaced and can do so in no time at all. It might seem like an easy job to replace a thermostat by yourself to try and save a little money. In the end, the people that try to do it themselves could end up spending more money and hurting themselves in the process.

Professionals are trained to replace thermostats in the safest way possible. Always call a professional the moment you notice your thermostat isn’t working properly. It could also save you money on your monthly bill.

Maintaining Your Thermostat

Maintenance is one of the best things you can do for your thermostat and HVAC system. Without regular maintenance, not only will you see a lot more problems with your system, but it most likely won’t work as long as expected either. Many people find they are replacing their HVAC systems sooner than anticipated because they never do maintenance checks on them.

Professional maintenance is recommended at least once a year. An expert can fix any problem areas during this time while also notifying you of potential problem areas and giving you advice on how to handle them. However, there are still a few things you can do between each professional visit to ensure the life of your HVAC system.

Common HVAC maintenance you can do at home is:

  • Replacing the filter
  • Turning the system off sometimes
  • Cleaning debris
  • Visually check the entire system
  • Checking the condensate drain
  • Checking and cleaning the thermostat

Rosenthal Heating & Air Conditioning Knows HVAC Systems

The experts at Rosenthal Heating & Air Conditioning have been in the industry for more than twenty years. You can trust they will always provide high-quality work and expertise no matter the situation. Call today to schedule your next maintenance visit.