Thermostats tell your system how and when to change the temperature. They come in different makes and models, but the initial troubleshooting steps are the same for all thermostats. You need a soft brush, compressed air and a screwdriver.Continue Reading
Make sure you have not tripped a switch or blown a fuse, and reset if needed. Confirm the power is on at the furnace. Call a certified technician if you are unsure what to do, or if things appear to be unsafe.
Replace the battery in your digital thermostat if there is no display. For an analog low-voltage model, make sure the unit is level and flush to the wall. If this doesn't fix the problem, gently pry off the cover, and clean the inside using a soft brush or compressed air. Visually inspect the components; replace loose wires and tighten terminal point connections. Never touch wires if you are unsure of voltage.
Turn the thermostat to the lowest setting; clean the bimetallic coil with compressed air or a soft brush, repeat for the highest setting. Return the thermostat to your desired temperature.
The most common complaints that consumers have with White-Rodgers thermostats include the thermostat not following the selected program, the display light not working and the thermostat not reporting the same temperature as the thermometer. They also complain that White-Rodgers thermostats fail to bring on the second stage when needed.Full Answer >
Homeowners can troubleshoot a propane heat pump by inspecting the settings on the thermostat to ensure the set point is above room temperature and by checking power settings such as the breaker, fuse, heat pump switch and the fan. The indicator lights can also indicate if the unit is powered.Full Answer >
A good temperature to set the thermostat to during the summertime is 78 degrees Fahrenheit. It is recommended that electricity consumers set the thermostat temperature to 85 degrees when they are away from home.Full Answer >
To program the Home temperature settings for a Comfort thermostat, first open the panel, and then adjust the temperature with the buttons on the upper right. Once the desired temperature is selected, press and hold the Home button to save that temperature for that setting.Full Answer >