Thinking of contacting Allan E. Power Plumbing, Heating & Cooling to repair or replace your thermostat near Brookfield, Riverside, or LaGrange? Here are some things to keep in mind.
HVAC problems and Your Thermostat
If you’re experiencing heating and/or cooling issues in your home, there’s a good chance that the thermostat is the culprit. Sometimes the problem is a simple one – i.e. the thermostat’s batteries are dead. This is a fix that any homeowner can handle, and if the battery door isn’t readily accessible, consult the thermostat’s owner’s manual.
A more complicated problem could be that the thermostat is reporting an incorrect temperature for a room. For example, the thermostat says 72 when you know it’s 65. This could be a sign that the thermostat needs to be cleaned or adjusted. To clean the thermostat, take a soft brush and remove dust and dirt in, around, on top of, and behind the thermostat.
If the thermostat is still acting up after a thorough cleaning, the problem might lie with how the thermostat is installed. If your thermostat isn’t flush with the wall and instead has something of a tilt, this can cause it to deliver an inaccurate measurement. Another possibility is that the thermostat is installed in a spot where it’s tough to obtain an accurate reading.
Older thermostats are more susceptible to these types of issues, which is why we always recommend that our HVAC customers invest in a programmable thermostat. These products are more advanced and more reliable, and they will automatically turn the heat down or up depending on how you program it. Programmable thermostats are a great way to reduce your monthly heating/cooling bill.
Replacing a Thermostat
The job of replacing a thermostat is one that you should entrust to our HVAC company in Brookfield. It’s a complex process that involves wiring, replacement plates, and reprogramming. Also, the thermostat must be compatible with your HVAC system, and there are several different types of thermostats. Our team is familiar with all of them – a list that includes:
- “Works with 1-stage heating or cooling”
- “Works with 2 stage or multi-stage heating or cooling”
- “Works with direct line voltage”
- “Works with 24mV”
- “Zoned HVAC”
Our trained technicians will visit your home, confirm what type of HVAC system you have, and then match the system with the perfect thermostat.
Selecting the Right Thermostat
With our professional HVAC team at your side, we’ll review different thermostats with you and help you pick the right one. The criteria for selecting the right thermostat includes what kind of furnace your home has (gas, oil, or electric) and how big your home is, along with finding the right special features in a thermostat that will maximize your HVAC system’s comfort, convenience, and energy efficiency.
We’ve already discussed programmable thermostats, and these are certainly an excellent choice. However, you may be interested in a state-of-the-art smart/Wi-Fi thermostat that you can remotely control from your tablet, computer, or smartphone. Contact us today for the best thermostat replacement near Brookfield and let’s talk further about your needs.