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The Temperamental Thermostat

A chill is in the air! It’s time to ensure your thermostat is functioning appropriately.

HVAC systems (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) are usually regulated by a wall-mounted thermostat, so if your home is suffering from trouble in temperature paradise, this should be the first place you check when troubleshooting. Before calling a licensed HVAC technician with Repairman, try the following tips to troubleshoot a heating system that isn’t producing heat, cycling too much or won’t stay at the desired temp.

  • If your thermostat is battery operated, replace old batteries.
  • Reset your circuit breaker for the fuse that the thermostat is connected too.
  • Be certain the thermostat is mounted firmly to the wall. (Also check that its level, as this can have an impact on its proper function).
  • Check for cleanliness. Dirt and dust can cause connection interruptions between wires.

Heat Anticipators

If your heating system is cycling on and off too often, the root cause could be a setting with your heat anticipator. The heat anticipator is a component within the thermostat that works to “desensitize” it in order to prevent excessive cycling on and off, which can damage the system. You will need to read the product manual for instructions on your specific model, but generally, the anticipator is set in Amps (A), and the higher the number, the longer the system’s “burner on” cycle will last. Manufacturer’s recommended settings are important to know when deciding if your setting is appropriate for your local climate.  

If you have gone through the steps above and can’t correct the problem, it may be time to consider the furnace itself as the culprit. Don’t hesitate to request a visit from the licensed home service pros at Repairman to help with funky furnaces and temperamental thermostats alike. They’ll be there in a snap to set things right.

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Request service now or schedule for later, enter job detail and upload pictures of parts. When your job is accepted, you get real-time notifications, and even get visual ETA as provider’s navigates to your location. When connected you can communicate with Providers using secure call and text feature build right into the application.

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