Thermostats alleviate the need to adjust your air conditioner constantly. In some regions, the weather can change dramatically, even within a matter of days. Other than making your home uncomfortable, it can have a long-term impact on the performance of your system. At Unique Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. in Northglenn, we can help you in fixing issues with your thermostats. Here are some of the signs you may notice if your thermostat needs fixing.
Your Unit Is Not Running
When troubleshooting equipment malfunction, it is wise to start with the most obvious cause of the fault. If the screen is not responding, a technician should examine the display. Our professionals may try to make changes from your thermostat to test if the system will respond.
Normally, the device makes clicking sounds when you change the setting after a reset. If there are noises, but the screen is not responding, it most probably is an issue with the display. Talk to our professionals for reliable repairs and tune-ups.
Unresponsive to Settings
It is important to keep in mind there are different types of programmable thermostats. Since their features are distinct, they will require varying settings for different controls. There are devices that you can program manually to run for a week while others can auto-adjust using online weather data.
You may also have problems with the settings if you are using an incompatible platform. Some devices work on digital platforms such as Android or iOS. If the systems do not match, they can affect the responsiveness of the device to the settings. The manual usually has information on connections and their compatibility.
Your thermostat could also reset the program and lose your settings if the connections do not supply adequate amounts of power. Note that a sound thermostat shouldn’t lose its settings. It is designed to maintain its schedule for many years to come. If it keeps resetting the program, the device should be tested by a NATE-certified technician. Talk to a Unique Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. professional in Northglenn if you are experiencing these problems with your thermostat.
Irregular Heating and Cooling
Most buildings have areas with varying cooling and heating needs. It may take time to notice that the HVAC system is no longer as effective in controlling the temperature. If you have zoning on your premises, it is common to have changes in temperatures between rooms.
However, if you don’t have zones, the temperature variations could indicate that the HVAC is not completing its cycles. When the thermostat malfunctions, it forces the unit to switch off too early or turn on too late. Those fluctuations can cause discomfort due to the inefficient control of temperature. A system that is constantly going on and off is likely to break down and malfunction, or it already has. At this point, you will require a technician to examine the thermostat.
If you notice irregular temperature changes, it could be that the thermostat is subject to external factors. You ought to be careful where you choose to place the device. If it is often under direct sunlight, it can change the accuracy of the thermostat.
Electromagnetic signals could also affect the accuracy of the thermostat. Modern devices that incorporate technologies such as Wi-Fi may be more prone to such interferences. The ideal location would be an area free from excess sunlight, heat or electronics transmitting radio waves. Our experienced technicians can help you choose the best placement and configurations of your thermostat.
Unit Runs Continuously
Another critical issue is if the system runs continuously. If you don’t fix the issue on time, it can affect the efficiency of the equipment and increase your energy bills. When the unit runs continuously, minerals can quickly accumulate on the heating component of your HVAC. The unit will also pick up more dust, which slows down the system.
The main culprit of a continuously running HVAC is a weak thermostat-to-system connection. The device does not deliver the electrical input, forcing the system to run without stopping. Aging and defects during manufacturing can reduce the efficiency of the unit. Annual maintenance and checkups can minimize the risk of unexpected malfunctions.
If your system does not work, it may be time to talk to one of our NATE-certified technicians. Unique Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. provides A+ rated services to residents of Northglenn and the Denver area. For more information on heating or cooling maintenance, installations and repairs, visit our website today.