Thermostats generally last about 10 years before needing to be replaced. There are usually signs a thermostat is beginning to malfunction. Here are the biggest indicators that your thermostat is broken and needs to be repaired or replaced:
Furnace or AC Won’t Turn Off
If your heating or cooling system doesn’t turn off, it’s likely that the problem is your thermostat. It either has frayed wiring or is no longer calibrated correctly.
Temperature and Thermostat Setting Don’t Match
Unless your home is zoned, varying temperatures across your home is a sign that your thermostat needs to be repaired. This is especially true if the temperature in the room the thermostat is located in doesn’t match the temperature it’s set to.
Thermostat Is Unresponsive
If your home stays the same temperature after you adjust it, the thermostat may be broken. You should first replace the batteries. If the batteries aren’t the problem, you should call an HVAC company to have them take a look at your thermostat.
Thermostat Has Display Problems
If your thermostat has a digital display, it may be missing data or display faded information. Both are signs that the thermostat is broken. First, though, you should try replacing the battery.
Screen Won’t Turn On
You may be able to fix this problem by turning the thermostat off and back on or by performing a factory reset. If this doesn’t solve the problem, an HVAC technician can determine whether the thermostat can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced.
Call in the Professionals
General Sheet Metal, Inc. is a heating and cooling company that replaces, repairs and maintains furnaces and air conditioners in Kalispell, MT. Our technicians are familiar with all makes and models of thermostats and specialize in programmable and smart thermostats. We’re also sheet metal custom fabrication, indoor air quality and geothermal experts. Additionally, we design and install custom countertops to fit your home. Give us a call today to find out more.