Winter in Alabama is not usually severe, but keeping your Millbrook home comfortably warm (or cool in the summer) is still important, and a malfunctioning HVAC system can put leave you out in the cold. Typical problems with HVAC systems are; dirty ductwork or filters, insufficient insulation, or faulty wiring. But one thing that can throw the whole system off is a faulty thermostat. Thermostats can fail for many reasons, and sometimes you’ll need to call the professionals, but it is possible you may be able to solve your issue on your own. Learn about some of the common issues and what you can do to mitigate them.
Common Thermostat Failures
Modern digital thermostats will sometimes require a battery to operate. If you are unable to operate your thermostat you may want to check the battery before you make a service call. In terms of common issues with easy fixes, a dead battery can be all that is standing between you and a perfectly conditioned home. If you do not have a battery powered thermostat, it may be that a breaker or a fuse got tripped somehow, so again, checking the fuse box before calling a service tech may save you a bundle. Additionally dust in the mechanism, blockages on or near the sensors, and other small malfunctions can hamper the effectiveness and function of your thermostat. It can be a good idea to try and remove dust and blockages before calling a professional to come service your unit. However if you are at all unsure about what needs attention, the good people at AirNow can inspect your equipment and help recommend solutions.
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