It’s hard not to go into panic mode when your whole home air conditioner breaks down. After all, we’ve all heard about, and possibly lived through, some tough repair jobs, and our minds tend to go to the worst case scenario when a home system needs repair. However, one often overlooked problem is the thermostat. Thermostats aren’t the most complicated components of your AC system, but they are the control center. As such, any problems with your thermostat mean operating issues for your AC. It can be tricky diagnosing a thermostat issue, which is why it’s important to call for an expert. The air conditioning pros at Climate Masters can diagnose and handle just about any air conditioning repair issue you may have, so give us a call as soon as you start experiencing problems.
Common Thermostat Problems
Here are some of the more common problems that can develop with household thermostats:
- Adverse effects of dust and dirt – the instrumentation in your thermostat is very sensitive. If it becomes coated with dust and dirt, it may not be able to work properly. This can result in anything from short-cycling to total shutdown. Your AC technician will know how to properly clean your thermostat so that it works as it should.
- Improper calibration of the heat anticipator – the heat anticipator tells your thermostat how long the cooling cycle needs to stay on. If it isn’t calibrated properly, your system may short-cycle or continuously stay on.
- Issues with the wiring – the wiring of your thermostat can fray and/or corrode over time. This can make the electrical connection poor, which will result in poor or no communication between the thermostat and your system.
The good news is that with the help of a trained professional, thermostat repair is relatively fast. If you suspect your thermostat in St. Augustine, FL, may be on the blink, give us a call today and schedule a repair appointment.