Thermostats are very sensitive instruments. Due to their sensitivity, one must make sure every now and then that they are working properly, but most importantly that there aren’t any factors present that might negatively affect their performance.
Top Tips to Help maintain proper thermostat operation
- Check Cover – If your thermostat’s cover is inadvertently bumped or improperly installed, it can cause the air conditioner or heater to fail to start; therefore, make sure that the cover is in place as well as the base.
- Dirt – Dirt can negatively affect your thermostat’s performance. Clean all visible dirt from thermostat face-plate and sub base.
- Check for Loose Wires – Loose wire connections can cause the heating and cooling system to malfunction.
- Using a screwdriver, simply tighten all wire connectors on thermostat sub-base.
If you are unfamiliar with these maintenance techniques it is highly recommended that you contact a maintenance professional to perform these tasks.