A properly functioning HVAC system is critical for your Arcadia, FL, home. However, thermostat malfunctions affect the efficiency of your system. Here are some problems you may encounter with your thermostat and how they impact its efficiency:

Incorrect Placement

For your HVAC system to function efficiently, the thermostat should be in a central location away from heat sources. For instance, when placed near a window with direct sunlight, it could give a false temperature reading. This results in your air conditioner running continuously, even if you home feels cool.

A professional HVAC service technician will choose a central location to keep the thermostat away from heat or cold sources. The right location lets the thermostat accurately read indoor temperatures. As a result, it helps to maintain efficiency.

Power Issues

When your thermostat loses its power connection, it stops working. That means your HVAC system won’t work either. To check for power connectivity, click the thermostat and see if it turns on. If it doesn’t, the issue could involve the fuse, batteries or circuit breaker.

Power loss could also be due to old or loose wiring, which can lead to disconnection from the system. If you suspect an issue with the wiring, contact a professional service technician.

Old Thermostat

Thermostats can last a decade or more, but as they age, they lose their effectiveness. A less effective thermostat leads to wrong calibration, which can affect your system by shortening its cycles and giving incorrect temperature readings.

Consider replacing an old thermostat with a programmable or smart model for better control of your system. You’ll also save on monthly energy bills with a new device.

Dirt and Debris in the Thermostat

Dirt and debris may build up inside the thermostat and affect its temperature reading ability. It can lead to incorrect temperature readings, which leads to short cycling and continuous operation. Such problems erode the efficiency of your system and may even increase energy usage.

You can only mitigate such issues through regular maintenance. This keeps your system running optimally and allows your service technician to detect problems early.

For more information about HVAC repairs and maintenance, contact us at Executive Cooling and Heating. Our team of professionals will help resolve all your heating and cooling issues for optimal comfort.

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