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What Is the Real Cause of Your Heating Issue?

person-adjusting-thermostatThe heater has been pumping steadily for about an hour now and the house has gone from comfortable to sweltering. You just a heating repair in Blanco, NM for your system and the furnace is fairly “young” still so it shouldn’t be malfunctioning like this.

If this situation sounds familiar, you are on the right track if you are thinking that your heater shouldn’t be acting up this way. So what is wrong? It may not be your heater at all actually. The truth is your heating troubles may stem from an issue with your thermostat.

So, how can you tell who the culprit is that is causing complications for your comfort? We will tell you and we will help you get the issue fixed too.

Is Your Thermostat Creating a Problem?

First things first, you want to be able to determine whether or not your thermostat may be the source of the problem. Here are a few indicators that the issue is with your thermostat rather than your heater.

Your heater won’t turn off

Like we mentioned above, a heater that just keeps running is one that is likely getting incorrect orders from your thermostat because it isn’t sensing the temperature change.

Your heater won’t turn on

If you turned on the heater but the system isn’t responding at all, it may indicate that your thermostat has become disconnected from your heater. alternatively, if your thermostat isn’t sensing temperatures correctly, it may tell the heater to turn on even if it is connected.

There are different temps around the house

A variety of temperatures around the home is often a sign of a malfunctioning or miscalibrated thermostat that is shutting off your furnace at the wrong time.

Your thermostat isn’t responding

Whether it is a digital thermostat or a switch, if your thermostat doesn’t respond to any interactions it may mean that it needs repair or replacement.

Getting Your Thermostat Back in Working Order

If you have determined that your thermostat is likely the source of your home heating troubles, the next step is going to be figuring out how to get it working again. We realize it might be tempting to try to DIY a fix but we promise that this won’t end the way you want.

Your best course of action is to contact a professional technician to get the issue resolved. A professional will be able to properly diagnose what the problem is and will let you know what the best next steps are to either get your thermostat repaired or, if necessary, replaced. Depending on what type of thermostat you currently have, they can also provide you with additional information on the benefits of upgrading your old slide, dial or digital thermostat to a Wi-Fi or Smart thermostat.

Whatever you choose, just make sure that you remember to schedule your heating services with the expert technicians at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

Don’t waste your time with the run-around. Give us a call and let us do it right the first time! 

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