Los Angeles, California. Programmable Thermostat Acting Up? Try These Quick Fixes
A programmable thermostat is a great way to save energy and lower the utility costs in your greater Los Angeles home. However, even these awesome little devices can go on the fritz once in a while. If you are having issues with your home’s thermostat, follow these quick fixes to try to resolve the problem on your own before calling in the professionals.
- Check the batteries. If your thermostat uses batteries, check them. When the batteries start getting low on electronic devices it causes them to behave in unexpected ways. If your thermostat isn’t working right, this is the first step to take. Try to make a habit of changing your thermostat batteries at every time change to avoid the problem of low batteries. If your thermostat is wired into your HVAC system, make sure the power is on and that the device is mounted securely.
- Check the fuse. If your thermostat has experienced a power surge, the fuse might be the issue. Use the owner’s manual to locate the fuse and see if the filament has separated. If it has, take it to a home improvement store to get a replacement.
- Try the opposite system. If your A/C doesn’t seem to be working properly, try your heater. If it’s the heater that is on the fritz, try the A/C. This will help you determine if it is the thermostat that is not functioning correctly or if it is the system that has the problem.
- Consider replacing the thermostat. If you have followed the above three steps, and both the heat and the A/C are not working properly, it may be time to replace your thermostat. Purchase a new thermostat and install it according to the manufacturer’s instructions or contact a trusted HVAC company to asses the problem further.
For more information on troubleshooting your programmable thermostat, as well as many other home comfort topics, contact our professionals at Air-Tro Inc. We have been keeping the people of the greater Los Angeles area cool since 1969.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater Los Angeles, California area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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