Thermostats give you the ability to set a temperature that you feel comfortable in. However, if your HVAC system gives you problems and affects the temperature in the room, it can cause discomfort. There are numerous reasons for your cooling system to behave in such a manner and it would be ideal to investigate the problem one component at a time. Starting with the thermostat is usually a good idea.
Let’s see which problems thermostats can cause and how they lead to the inefficient operation of your HVAC systems.
If the cooling system doesn’t start or shows signs of failure, it could mean that the problem is something small that you can handle but in most cases it usually points to a major system glitch. Check for the following signs:
At times you may notice that the room temperature and the thermostat setting do not match. This makes it difficult to find the right settings to make the indoors comfortable. Additionally, you will notice a surge in your electric bill due to inefficient cycling. This problem can be addressed in the following ways:
Depending on the thermostat’s settings, it could allow for the cycle rates to be set at a fixed number of cycles per hour. The heat anticipator does the task of regulating the heater’s cycling and shuts off the heat after a certain point. This helps in preventing the house from reaching undesirable temperatures before it can reach the set temperature. If the anticipator isn’t calibrated properly, it can affect the cycling periods. Thus, it should be ideally set to prevent the house from getting too cold or too hot for prolonged period of time. It also prevents the frequent shutting on and off of the cycling process.
When the filters and air ducts aren’t cleaned properly or when the thermostat isn’t sitting at a certain level, chances are that the heaters and air conditioning unit will malfunction and affect the ways it cycles. The same applies for loose connection or worn out components as they will directly affect the thermostat’s ability to cycle efficiently.
A quick check-up and fixing of thermostats will give back the comfort and resolve most issues immediately.
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