Subpar Cooling Performance? Is Your Thermostat to Blame?

When it is hot outside, there is nothing better than stepping into a nice, cool home at the end of the day. Conversely, there are few experiences quite as disappointing as coming home only to find that your home is not as comfortable as it ought to be. If your air conditioner is not successfully cooling your living space, any number of issues may be to blame. It could even be an issue with your thermostat in Wilton, CT.

The thermostat may be small in stature, but it is an integral part of any HVAC system. After all, it is your thermostat with which you regulate the operation of the system as a whole. Read on, and let us know if you have any concerns regarding your thermostat.

Many Factors May Influence Its Performance

Old mercury switch thermostats could be influenced by something as simple as being tilted a bit one way or another. Today’s digital thermostats are not susceptible to this problem, but there are still other issues that could cause them to malfunction. Sometimes, dealing with a “malfunctioning” thermostat is as simple as moving its location.

If your thermostat is in direct sunlight, it may be heating up more than the rest of your home actually is. That can lead it to run your air conditioner more than it should, which in turn will make your home cooler than you want it. It can also drive up energy costs. If the thermostat is in a poorly ventilated area, or if it is installed on an exterior wall, you could run into the same issue.

It’s also possible that your thermostat is actually malfunctioning, though, and that it is not registering the temperature correctly. This may require professional repair services to resolve. In some cases, because modern thermostats are not really calibrated in the way that old ones were, replacement may be necessary. The best course of action is to schedule service with a member of our team.

Call T&H Mechanical Systems to get the most out of your thermostat.