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Preventing Common Thermostat Problems 

June 11, 2021

Preventing Common Thermostat Problems 

In our modern world, one of the most overlooked systems in our homes and offices is our HVAC system. We typically take them for granted until something goes wrong, at which point it's a mad scramble to get them fixed which is often pretty costly. Here are some helpful tips to prevent common thermostat problems and save yourself some money in the process.

Common Thermostat Issues

Your thermostat controls the entire HVAC system, so if it isn't working then neither is your air. The three most common problems that prompt a search for HVAC services in Toronto are:

 • Failure to start

 • Incorrect temperatures

 • Failure to stop once the correct temperature is reached

How to Prevent These Issues

Many people aren't aware that their thermostat runs on batteries, though not all do. If the batteries are good, or yours doesn't use them, the next step is typically opening the panel and checking for loose wires or corroded connections. If you don't feel comfortable doing this, then it may be time to call in a professional. Schedule an appointment with one of our certified technicians from A-Plus Quality, HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding areas.

If your temperature doesn't match what the thermostat is set to the most common issue is incorrect mounting. Unlevel thermostats, ones placed in too sunny of a window or in a drafty area might not be able to tell the actual temperature in the room. This problem as well as the third problem typically requires the thermostat to be moved, which requires professional assistance from a certified technician in the Greater Toronto area.

Why is it Important to Prevent These Issues?

The simplest answer is money. Preventative measures, especially during the initial installation of the thermostat will save you hundreds in the long run. Learning how to keep your thermostat working properly will also save you money in other areas, namely in heating and cooling costs. A little knowledge goes a long way, but knowing when to call in backup is equally as important. If you are having any thermostat or HVAC problems, contact us today. At A-Plus Quality we specialize in HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding areas. 

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