Common Problems with Your Air Conditioning Thermostat

Common Problems with Your Air Conditioning Thermostat

When thermostats go on the fritz they can cause a few problems, but the good news is that the repairs for them are usually fairly minor. However you should ignore problems with your thermostat. Like any other issue with your air conditioner, ignoring problems with your thermostat can lead to other, bigger problems.

There are some signs of thermostat issues, so to help you pinpoint whether or not a problem may be originating from your thermostat, our experts put together a few symptoms of Air Conditioning thermostat problems.

Air Conditioning Won’t Turn On

You flick the switch and the air conditioner doesn’t work. A number of issues may cause such problems, but when it involves your thermostat, there are a few things you can check:

  • Did a breaker trip?
  • Are the batteries in the thermostat dead?
  • Is your thermostat excessively dirty and/or dusty?

Lastly, wiring inside the thermostat may fray, corrode, or become disconnected. Because the thermostat is connected to your entire cooling system, we recommend an expert technician fix the problem.

Your Indoor Temperature Doesn’t Match the Thermostat Temperature

Is your Air Conditioning thermostat reading one temperature but the room is actually another temperature? There are a few reasons why this may be happening:

  • Dirt and dust in thermostat
  • Thermostat level isn’t level
  • Drafts surround the thermostat
  • Anticipator is set incorrectly

Is It Time for a New Air Conditioning Thermostat?

If you find that your thermostat is acting flaky, or know that it is more than 10 years old, it may be time to install a new one. New thermostats help greatly with energy efficiency because of smart technology and programmable features, which can save you money with your monthly utility bills. They can also help prevent premature wear-and-tear by accurately cycling your air conditioner.

Don’t overlook the problem even it is small otherwise it can cause bigger one. Call Jupiter Air Conditioning and Heating now!