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Problems with Thermostats That can Impede the Cooling Process

We use our thermostats in order to regulate temperatures throughout our homes, and this is a very important function. It may not be the biggest or most complex piece of equipment in your home cooling system, but your thermostat is the device through which you communicate with your air conditioner. If you want to ensure that nothing is lost in translation, so to speak, then you must have a quality thermostat in place, and that thermostat must be able to function properly at all times. There are a few different problems with your thermostat which may impede the operation of your air conditioner, resulting in a subpar cooling performance in your Land O’ Lakes, FL home. It is too hot around here to allow for such issues. Schedule your thermostat services with Ierna’s Heating & Cooling to control your AC precisely.

  • Thermostat is in Direct Sunlight: The placement of your thermostat is more important than you may realize. yes, you must have easy access to your thermostat. It is best not to leave it in direct sunlight, though. This can lead to the heating up of the thermostat, which will then call for too much cooling from your AC. This can make your home too cold for comfort, while also draining energy and putting unnecessary wear on your system.
  • Thermostat is Too Close to AC Vents or Blowers: When we said that the placement of your thermostat is important, we really meant it. Having your thermostat situated too close to your vents or blowers can lead to it reading temperatures which are not representative of those throughout the house. This means that it will shut your AC down, thinking it is cooler than it actually is. You don’t want your system cycling on and off unnecessarily, as this can lead to wasted energy and strain on the system.
  • Thermostat is Dirty: When dirt and dust build up on any type of sensitive electronic device, it can lead to malfunctions or poor operational quality. This is true of your thermostat, certainly. By cleaning your thermostat thoroughly, you can return it to its precise operation. It’s a simple fix, but one that can benefit you and your comfort greatly.

Not all problems with your thermostat will be as easily resolved as relocating it or cleaning it out. That is why you must schedule any and all thermostat services with qualified professionals. Even moving your thermostat requires the skill and expertise that only a professional can possess, let alone fixing a damaged unit. Contact Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today if you are having trouble cooling your home accurately or effectively. We’ll determine if your thermostat is to blame.

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