It may not always be obvious that your thermostat is failing to help cool your home in Harvey, LA. Here are few things you can do to figure out whether it isn’t functioning correctly or if it’s some other part of the air conditioning system.

Thermostat Has a Bad Battery or Location

If your home isn’t cooling correctly, first make sure your thermostat is set to “cool.” Next, make sure the problem isn’t battery-related by replacing the existing battery with a fresh one. Also, make sure the it is in a good location, which means it’s not in direct sunlight or near a window or door.

HVAC System Won’t Turn On

You should be able to adjust the temperature and switch back and forth between heating and cooling on your thermostat. If you don’t get a response when making these adjustments, it’s likely that it is broken and needs to be replaced.

Your best bet is to replace your thermostat with a programmable one if you don’t have one already.

A programmable thermostat is an economical choice as you can program the times you want your air conditioning system to cool your home. This saves you money by reducing cooling costs when nobody’s home or everyone is asleep.

Thermostat Is Losing Programmed Settings

A failing thermostat will often “forget” the settings you programmed into it. If you notice that it keeps losing its settings, then you ought to replace it with a new one. Programmable settings are designed to be kept until changed or until it no longer works.

Caribbean Breeze Heating & Cooling sells and installs thermostats in Harvey, LA, and the greater New Orleans area. If you have any questions about air conditioning system replacement, repair and maintenance, please call us today to find out more about our services.

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