Being able to heat your home, especially in cold winter temperatures, is vital for a healthy home. If your heat is not working properly, it can mean the difference between a comfortable home and a miserable one. But how can you tell if you need help with thermostat repair or heating repair?
When your home is not heating properly, it can be difficult to pinpoint where the problem is, in your heating unit or your thermostat. If the problem is with your thermostat as opposed to your heating unit, it will make a big difference in cost and repair.
A broken thermostat can lead to extremely hot or cold temperatures in your house, beyond the point of discomfort. A system that is always on will invariably waste money and one that will not turn on can be dangerous and require HVAC services right away. In certain cases, it can lead to other costly repairs, such as frozen pipes.
To determine if your thermostat is working properly, first make sure it is getting power correctly. This means changing the batteries if it has them. If your unit is mechanical, check that the wiring is all connected and that the breaker is on. Once you’ve ensured that your thermostat is receiving power, adjust the temperature up five degrees. At this point, the heat should kick on. If it doesn’t, it may be time for thermostat repair.
If your thermostat is receiving power, but doesn’t turn on the heat when appropriate, it is a good time to call in a professional dealing with HVAC services. At A-1 Better Handyman, we will be able to determine where the problem is and will also know how to fix it.
Getting your home back to a healthy heat is essential. However, making sure that you have efficiently running heat through your entire heating system can also save you money and give you peace of mind. For more information about our heating repairs and services give us a call or click here for a quote today!