Thermostat Reading the Wrong Temperature?

If the thermostat says that your home is warmer or cooler than it actually is, the false reading can result in higher energy bills. In addition, running an air conditioner or furnace constantly for hours or days at a time could lead to its components wearing out faster than necessary. Therefore, it is important that you determine the cause of a faulty thermostat.

The Thermostat Might Be in the Wrong Spot

A thermostat that is placed near a vent or in direct sunlight may indicate that the house is warmer than it actually is. If a thermostat is placed in a shaded area or a drafty room, it could tell you that the house is colder than it actually is. The folks at Jco Heating A/C Electrical in Springfield can help inspect a thermostat and help with other heating and cooling needs.

The Thermostat Could Be Old

As with anything else in your home, the thermostat may start to become unreliable as it ages. It might be a good idea to replace your current thermostat with a programmable one. In addition to being more accurate than what you have now, it would allow you to create a heating or cooling schedule that better meets your precise needs.

The Thermostat Isn’t Properly Connected to the HVAC System

A thermostat has a sensor that is connected to the heating and cooling system in your home. If the sensor is not properly connected to the other equipment, it can result in incorrect temperature readings. In some cases, thermostats that have been knocked out of place can be fixed by putting them back where they belong. However, if nothing seems out of place, it may be that the sensor itself is faulty and needs to be changed.

If you need help keeping your home at a consistent temperature, let Jco Heating A/C Electrical assist you. We can install, repair and maintain traditional or ductless heating and cooling systems in a timely, affordable and professional manner. Give us a call today.