Most of us here in Indialantic, FL end up running our air conditioners for the better part of the year. When your HVAC thermostat is need of repairs, the comfort level in your home can seriously suffer. Fortunately, these kinds of malfunctions are usually rather easy to spot. Read on to find out more about some of these problems and how they present themselves.
Your Air Conditioner Simply Won’t Turn On
There are a wide variety of possible reasons that your air conditioner isn’t starting up. This means that your thermostat may or may not be the culprit.
Newer models are equipped with safety features that can keep your AC from turning on if there’s a problem with its inner workings to prevent further damage. Of course, a sure sign that your thermostat is the problem is when the display isn’t working.
This usually means that that there is an issue with the wiring connections, you have a dead battery, or the circuit breaker is tripped. Be sure to shut off the circuit breaker that the thermostat is connected to if you decide to try to take a look under the cover at the inner components. A professional HVAC service can diagnose the issue and help you determine the best course of action.
Continuous Operation or Short Cycling
An air conditioner that runs almost continuously or is short cycling could be due to dust or dirt accumulating inside the device. Another possibility is that your thermostat just isn’t sitting level.
A poorly calibrated anticipator can cause short cycling. In this case, you can try moving the anticipator arm toward the “longer” marking on the dial. Allow the system to complete a full cycle in between adjustments until you see an improvement.
Above are listed some of the more common problems that can keep your thermostat from working properly. However, these are certainly not the only possible reasons. The experts at Extreme Air & Electric, Inc. can help you identify the cause of the problem and provide you with any necessary HVAC thermostat repairs. Give us a call today at (321) 351-0018 for more information or to schedule an appointment.