Your A/C thermostat may break down without warning. When this happens, your home can become significantly uncomfortable these summer months. A broken thermostat is truly unbearable especially if you are used to using your air conditioner on full blast on a hot day.
Avoid the stress and frustration by knowing the following signs of a malfunctioning thermostat.
- Thermostat’s Screen Does Not Turn On
You will know if the thermostat has malfunctioned if the screen does not show any display. This problem can cause trouble in your home’s temperature. For a quick fix, you can do a factory reset on the thermostat. Or, simply turn it off and on. If the trick did not work, bring in professionals for help. In some cases, you may need to replace the unit if it is completely broken.
- A/C Refuses to Start
Wiring defects can cause disconnection of the heating and cooling unit from the central power system. If this is the case, it is best to ask your HVAC contractor to check on the wiring and provide the right solutions. A broken thermostat could give a wrong reading which misleads your cooling system in providing the right temperature for your space.
- A/C Runs Continuously Without Turning Off
Does your air conditioner constantly run without interruption? Especially if you are using a programmable thermostat, a unit that does not turn off is a sign of thermostat breakdown. The solutions may include checking the wiring and calibrating the thermostat. Or best, contact your technician for an effective solution.
- Uneven Temperature Throughout the House
Variance in temperature in the house could be a sign that something is wrong with the thermostat. When your air conditioner switches on and off, your home will not cool evenly as expected. Some rooms may feel cooler/hotter than other rooms.
- Unresponsive Interface
Watch out when your thermostat is no longer responsive. It is an obvious sign that the unit is beginning to fail. Try adjusting the temperature level if there is any response to the display light. If there is none, grab your phone and call a professional technician.
Listen and be attentive to these warning signs before they become critical issues. For thermostat problems at home or office, call Res Air Conditioning for expert help! We are available 7 days a week to give you the right solutions to your needs.