Posted: September 26, 2019 by Andy
Whether your HVAC system has an antique mercury thermostat or a new state-of-the-art smart thermostat, you're probably still surprised when your thermostat gets weird. You know the feeling when your thermostat is set to 71°, but it's 75° outside and the heat kicks on - or vice-versa with the AC in the winter.
What's up with your thermostat problem, and what can you do about it? We'll show you how to handle a weirdly-acting thermostat.
Your first step should always be to check the batteries in your thermostat, if it has any. When your thermostat isn't getting the power it needs, it will start acting strangely. We recommend replacing your thermostat's batteries as part of your annual maintenance routine.
Get a known-accurate thermometer and take a reading right next to your thermostat, then compare it to the room temperature your thermostat is displaying. If there's a significant difference, you know your thermostat is misreading the room temperature.
Grease and dust and settling on an older mercury-bulb thermostat can adversely affect its accuracy. We suggest upgrading to a modern model, such as a digital programmable or smart thermostat. If your thermostat already is digital, you should check its calibration carefully. Many newer digital thermostats can be adjusted up and down by several degrees. Your thermostat's manual will have more details. Don't have the manual? Look it up online! Most thermostat manuals are available as a free online download.
Your thermostat's installation also matters. If the hole in the wall behind it isn't sealed correctly, air from your attic or crawlspace could cause an inaccurate temperature reading. Its quality is also essential - that cheap thermostat may not be very accurate. Invest in a high-quality smart thermostat - like a Nest or Ecobee - and it'll pay for itself in energy savings!
Start by making sure no sunlight shines on your thermostat. Lights and electronics located near your thermostat can also affect its accuracy, so be sure to give your thermostat some space away from them. Likewise, being near a door will also impact a thermostat's performance, as cooler or warmer outdoor air will work its way past leaky door seals. A hallway with no windows is the ideal place for your thermostat. Need your thermostat moved? Call us! Our expert techs will have your thermostat relocated to the perfect spot in no time.
Years of quality service have taught us that the majority of calls for a thermostat problem usually end up being an issue with a customer's HVAC system itself. A dirty flame sensor, a frozen AC coil, poor air circulation - they all affect your HVAC system's operation, without involving the thermostat. Fortunately, a seasonal system tune-up will take care of all these problems.
We're committed to providing fast friendly emergency service 24 hours a day 7 days a week for residential heating and air conditioning systems in Wooster, Millersburg and the surrounding areas.
Our 24-hour emergency on-call service means you'll never have to go through another cold winter night or a hot, humid summer day. We service residents of Wayne and Holmes counties with no after-hours or overtime fees, so you'll never have to worry about paying extra because your furnace or air conditioner decided it wanted to quit on the weekend or a holiday!
Our service trucks are ready for your emergency after-hours service call with over 5000 stocked parts so you don't have to wait for us to chase down the parts you need.
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We'll keep your Wayne County furnace running smoothly, and we service gas and electric heaters, heat pumps, ductless mini-split systems and more. Our local, licensed, friendly HVAC technicians drive fully-stocked service vans so when we troubleshoot your Holmes County HVAC system and find a faulty part, we can replace it right then! Whatever you need in the area of heating and cooling repair in Wooster, Millersburg, and the surrounding areas, we've got you covered!
The right system for your home
Whether you're a homeowner in Rittman who's in the market for a new, high-efficiency furnace, a mobile home owner in Shreve who's tired of baking in the summertime or you're a property manager in Dalton looking to replace old, temperamental air conditioning systems in apartments with new reliable units, our experience enables us to quickly and accurately assess your HVAC needs. You'll get the new furnace install and central air conditioning upgrade that's right for you.
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While we don't mind visiting your home for a dead-of-winter breakdown (it's what we do), we want to help you avoid that unfortunate situation altogether. That's why we offer affordable Wayne and Holmes County seasonal HVAC maintenance to reduce the future need for heating and cooling repairs. Our thorough inspections catch little problems before they become big ones. An annual HVAC tune-up by one of our expert techs saves you money, time, and stress!
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