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Why Isn’t My Thermostat

Why Isn’t My Thermostat Reaching The Set Temperature?

Why Isn’t My Thermostat Reaching The Set Temperature?

Nobody wants to feel too hot or too cold in their own home. This is one frustrating problem to have! We especially don’t want to feel frozen inside during these chilly winter months, but if your thermostat isn’t working, you’re probably feeling uncomfortable in your home. There can be many reasons as to why your thermostat isn’t reaching the set temperature.  

Damaged Sensors

All thermostats are equipped with a sensor which determines the temperature in your home. If this sensor is damaged, your temperature reading will not be correct. There are various types of thermostats which all have their own kind of sensor. To fix this problem we recommend calling the professionals at Garrison & Garrison to examine and fix your thermostat. Oftentimes, it will need to be replaced if the sensor is damaged, but we will discuss all the options you have before making any decisions. 

Dirty Air Filters

Clogged HVAC filters can cause a long list of problems within your system. This is why we remind you to replace them so often! Your thermostat not reaching the set temperature may be caused by something as simple as your air filter needing a change. A clogged and dirty filter weakens the airflow into your home and prevents your furnace from operating at full efficiency. If you have pets or a crowded home, it may be necessary to change your air filters more often than most. Make a habit out of checking your filters to prevent any major issues with your thermostat or entire system. 

Thermostat Placement

Proper placement of your thermostat is crucial to sufficient home comfort. Your thermostat should be installed on an interior wall in the center of your home. This should not be too close to any bathrooms or the kitchen. These areas of the home have higher humidity or steam levels which can cause a false temperature reading. If you feel very cold in certain parts of your home yet your thermostat says it’s warmer, thermostat misplacement could be the cause of your comfort concern. 

Our technicians are trained to pinpoint the perfect location for your thermostat that will make it easy to manage and effective in reading temperatures. Just give us a call.

Outdated Thermostat

A thermostat is like any other appliance. As the years go on, it can stop working simply due to age. If your thermostat isn’t reaching the set temperature, it could simply need to be replaced. Your furnace may be working fine, but an old thermostat could be failing to communicate the proper temperatures to your heating system. Consider the age of your thermostat before anything else!

Contact Us

Whatever the problem may be, you can always give us a call. Garrison and Garrison has been keeping Huntsville and Madison County homeowners comfortable for almost 50 years. You can count on Garrison and Garrison to provide you with the guidance and assistance you need.

Garrison & Garrison is a trusted American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Customer Care Dealer in Huntsville, AL. Call us at (256) 859-8500 or email us at info@garrisonandgarrison.com with any questions or for more information. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.