When your air conditioning is running properly, your thermostat should show the correct temperature. When you have a thermostat reading wrong temperature, this could indicate that there’s an issue with your HVAC system or your thermostat. Find out what to do in this situation, so that you can make sure your Dayton home stays cool throughout the summer.
Check the Thermostat Batteries
Your thermostat might not work properly if the batteries have died. If the batteries have been in your thermostat for a long time, replace them with new ones. Once you’ve done that, test your thermostat again to see if it works.
Check the Thermostat Settings
Check to see what temperature your thermostat is set at, especially if you have a programmable one. It’s easy to overlook this when you’re trying to figure out why your home feels hot and stuffy.
Adjust the Thermostat Level
If you have an older thermostat reading wrong temperature, it might not be level. Try adjusting its position before testing it again to see if it works right. If you still have trouble, you’ll need to have an HVAC technician check your thermostat and HVAC system.
Check the Temperature Sensor
A temperature sensor that isn’t working the way it should can stop your air conditioner from coming on and cooling your home. Clean the cover of your thermostat if it’s dusty, since this can also affect the sensor. If you’re not sure how to troubleshoot your sensor, have an HVAC technician handle it for you.
Change the Thermostat Location
Your thermostat might not work right if it’s in a bad location within your home. Consider moving it to a different location to see if it works correctly. If you’re still having problems with it, have a professional HVAC technician check your thermostat and make any needed repairs.
If your thermostat isn’t working right, contact Detmer and Sons for service. We provide cooling and heating repairs and other HVAC services in the Dayton area.