Signs of a Bad Thermostat

A thermostat is in charge of regulating the temperature within your home. As a result, it is one of the most important features of an air conditioning unit because it helps to control the flow of the AC unit, the time that the AC unit is turned on, and it ultimately controls your expense each month. A bad thermostat can be detrimental, and it’s important to ensure that each one in your home (if you have more than one) is working properly, particularly as the summer months come around.

A Few Common Thermostat Issues

Cooling Trouble

It is always possible that cooling trouble may be coming from the AC unit itself and not from the thermostat. After all, the thermostat isn’t the only important part of your AC unit. That said, the thermostat could be to blame if it has not been calibrated correctly, cannot correctly sense the temperature, and cannot correctly adjust the temperature. All of these issues can be fixed with the help of a competent professional so before you go out and purchase a new machine, call your local AC unit repair specialist.

Thermostat Won’t Turn On/Off

This is often an electrical problem or a thermostat problem. An AC unit that will not turn off will cause undue wear and tear as well as overheating problems. An AC unit that will not turn on will obviously be useless to you, as it will not cool your home in any capacity. A simple check from a specialist can point to the exact problem and determine whether or not it is a thermostat issue.

Connectivity Tech Issues

Connectivity issues are most likely to occur with very old, manual wired thermostats. However, digital wireless thermostats are still potential problems when it comes to connectivity issues. Wireless thermostats should be checked to make sure that they are free from any kind of interference with the AC unit.

With these ways to check for a bad thermostat, you can be sure that your air conditioning unit is running properly, and doing its part to keep your home cool this summer. If you need immediate help with your thermostat or cooling system, call Penguin Air & Plumbing today!