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Is Your Thermostat Causing Problems?

woman's hand adjusting temperature on thermostatWhen your HVAC system doesn’t work the way that it should, your first instinct should be to check the thermostat. After all, most problems do originate here since this is essentially the “brain” of your system. But in checking this component, do you know what to look for?

Before you reach out to our team to schedule Boise, ID thermostat services, we urge you to check for the following issues. The fix may be something simple, such as unintentional human error.

Check Your Settings

Programmable and digital thermostats can be complex if you’ve never used one before. In fact, it’s not uncommon for people to change the settings by accident, and you might not know how to get them back to normal. Here’s what to look for:

  • “Fan Only”: If your thermostat screen says “fan only” then it means that the fan within your blower unit is on, but no cooling or heating is taking place. A fan alone cannot provide any conditioning to your home. Make sure that your thermostat is either in cooling or heating mode, depending on the season.
  • On/Off: This is probably the first thing you would check, but if you’re in a brand new home or have a newly installed thermostat, you may not even realize that there is an on/off switch on the side of your thermostat.
  • Heat/Cool: There’s a good possibility that at the start of a season, or anytime really, someone forgot to switch the HVAC system from heating to cooling mode, or vice versa.

If you’ve checked for these potential issues, tried to fix them, and are still having problems, then be sure to call on our technicians. It may be an issue with the thermostat itself, and you could be due for a thermostat upgrade or replacement.

For quality HVAC services in the greater Boise area, contact Ultimate Heating & Air, Inc today!

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