Thermostat Reading the Wrong Temperature?

September 24, 2019

If you’re noticing that your furnace or air conditioner isn’t keeping your home at an even and comfortable temperature, your thermostat might be having issues. While there’s a chance that it is broken and needs to be replaced, there are several fixable things that can lead to the issues that you’re experiencing. Checking these can rule out some of the major causes of a thermostat not reading the right temperature.

1. Check the Level

Older mercury thermostats have to be level in order to function properly. If you still have one of these older thermostats, makes sure that it didn’t get rotated slightly. Some units may have been installed poorly in the first place and were never level.

2. Examine the Location

The location of your thermostat is important. If it’s located in direct sunlight, it’ll heat up and provide the wrong temperature reading. Similarly, if the unit is located in a place where a cold draft comes through, it’ll inaccurately read the overall temperature of your home. Make sure that it isn’t located near any heat sources.

3. Think About Age

Older thermostats will eventually break and need to be replaced. New units are often programmable and can increase the energy efficiency of your heating and cooling system. It’s always good to consider the advantages of a modern thermostat when dealing with an old one.

4. Consider the Sensor

If it seems like your thermostat is located in a good position but still isn’t reading correctly, the sensor might be faulty. A professional can correctly diagnose the issue and get it fixed so that your home can stay comfortable.

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