Thermostats by Treat’s Heating & Cooling

You may notice that your home is suddenly too hot or too cold.  Perhaps the fan runs constantly, but the thermostat stays the same.  This could be a sign of an aging thermostat or faulty equipment.

Always check the thermostat manual if you have it available.  For a wireless system, you want to make sure you are using the correct batteries, these thermostats typically use AA lithium batteries so if you installed alkaline batteries, this could be why you are experiencing problems.

If your thermostat is located in the direct sunlight or near a drafty door or window, this can also pose a problem because it is not getting an accurate reading being placed in a location that is too warm or too cold.

Thermostats run on very low voltage, but it is always a good idea to turn the power off to the unit and the thermostat.  Remove the thermostat cover by prying it off or removing the screws, depending on the model.  You can then look to see if there is dust or corrosion on the wires inside the thermostat.  Sometimes a wire may even become disconnected which causes the thermostat to stop working.

If your power has been off and on or is currently off, remember your thermostat is not going to work. Sometimes after a power surge it is as simple as resetting the breaker to the furnace to see if the thermostat can be reset that way.

If you are still having problems with your thermostat after these troubleshooting tips, call Treat’s Heating & Cooling for a service appointment.  360.825.0800

The Maple Valley, WA thermostat experts at Treat’s Heating & Cooling offer high quality installation, repair, maintenance, and other heating and air conditioning services throughout Western Washington including Enumclaw, Buckley, Bonney Lake, Sumner, Puyallup, Tacoma, Auburn, Black Diamond, Covington, Maple Valley, Federal Way, Kent, & Seattle WA.