Is Your Thermostat Acting Up? Here’s What You Should Do

A variety of HVAC services, including thermostat repair and installations, are offered by Point Bay Fuel to customers in Toms River and the surrounding area. Our services include AC repairs and HVAC inspections. Our professional and friendly NATE certified technicians have the knowledge and skills to service your heating and air conditioning unit promptly. We offer exceptional customer service at affordable prices. Make sure you call us today to schedule an appointment.

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This time of year, we get a lot of phone calls from frustrated homeowners. Interestingly enough, they think their thermostat is malfunctioning. Below, you will find some essential things to check and troubleshoot before making that assessment.

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One of the most common reasons for needing an HVAC technician is a malfunctioning thermostat. The reason for this is that the homeowner rarely discovers that something is wrong with the HVAC system until he or she notices that the thermostat is malfunctioning.

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Below are some quick and easy tips to try if you discover that your thermostat is malfunctioning:

Do A Battery Check On Thermostats

HVAC technician working on thermostatMost thermostats on today’s market are now battery operated. Even though wires are running from the thermostat to the furnace and AC system, these connections are usually in place merely to control the HVAC unit itself. They do not function as a power supply to the thermostat. Take off the front panel of the thermostat. If you are not sure how to do this, read the user manual. After accomplishing this, remove the old batteries and replace them with new ones.

Determine If You Are Experiencing A Brownout

A less common issue that may affect the functioning of your thermostat is the home experiencing a power bottleneck or some other impediment. Some refer to this scenario as a brownout. Consequently, it can result in the substandard functioning of your heating and cooling system. It can happen with all types of thermostats including wifi thermostats. Before replacing it, make sure the thermostat is the real source of the problem as opposed to an overall power issue within your home.

Check The Thermostat’s Mode

In four season areas, it is common for one person in a household to change the settings on a Honeywell thermostat or any other programmable thermostats in the home. They may forget to tell the other residents of the home. For instance, the thermostat may have been set to cool by one family member, causing the others to think the heating system is malfunctioning. It can save a lot of time and trouble by merely checking the settings.


Make Sure Your Home HVAC System Is On

Although this tip may seem oversimplified, it happens more often than you might think. If your thermostat displays the outside temperature or the time, it is not difficult to overlook the fact that it may be turned off. A recommended strategy is to follow a checklist when changing from AC to heating or vice versa. You can also set a program if your thermostat has this capability.

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Double Check That You Are Not In Fan-Only Mode

thermostat not workingSpecific HVAC systems have a fan-only mode. As its name implies, this mode allows the system to run the fan and nothing more. Therefore, the sound is the same, but it may only be blowing room temperature air. This circumstance may, at first, seem as if the air temperature is wrong. The real problem, however, is that it is not generating conditioned air. This situation is easy to remedy by ensuring that your unit is on the “auto,” setting rather than “fan” setting.

HVAC Thermostat Setting Does Not Match Room Temperature

Thermostats often become dusty and dirty on the inside. This debris can lead to inaccurate readings, causing the homeowner to believe that the temperature in the room has not changed according to the setting. Solve this issue by keeping your thermostat clean.


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The simple tips outlined above can assist you to troubleshoot thermostat problems and avoid wasting money. It is best not to spend money on a house call from a technician if the issue is something simple that you can fix on your own.

However, if the suggestions above prove ineffective concerning your specific problem, you should have an HVAC technician evaluate the system. Professionals warn against attempting to work on an HVAC system without the help of a technician. The reason is that you may cause harm to yourself, damage the home, or end up making the original problem worse.

For reliable HVAC services, get in touch with a certified technician at Point Bay Fuel. We can troubleshoot all your thermostat problems or install a new thermostat if this is what your home needs. If a replacement is necessary, you should upgrade to a smart thermostat. By reading thermostat reviews on different models and speaking to one of our experts, it will be easy to find the perfect thermostat for your needs. We will explain all your options so that you are ultimately satisfied with your choice.

We provide a vast array of heating and cooling services, including HVAC tune-ups, air conditioning installation, heater repairs, and much more. Write down all your questions and call us today for more information or to make an appointment for a free estimate.

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Some of the areas we service include Beachwood, Brick, Ocean Gate, Toms River and these zip codes: 08722, 08723, 08740, 08753 as well as all surrounding areas in Jersey Shore.

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