Making mistakes with your thermostat leads to comfort issues and increased HVAC strain in your Argenta, IL home. To avoid these mistakes, you need to be aware of them. Here are some mistakes homeowners make with their thermostats and how to avoid them.

1. Cranking Down the Thermostat

Contrary to common belief, setting your thermostat too low doesn’t make your HVAC system cool your house in a shorter time. Instead, the habit makes the HVAC system work longer and harder than is normal.

Overworking results in issues such as high energy bills and regular breakdowns. Instead of cranking down the thermostat, use your set temperatures to protect your system from overworking.

2. Using Inappropriate Fan Settings

The HVAC system’s fan sends air from the system into your living space. You can control the fan using two thermostat settings: “Auto” and “On.”

When you use the “Auto” setting, the fan runs as your HVAC system cools your indoor air. After the system completes a cooling cycle, the fan shuts down.

Alternatively, when you use the “On” setting, the fan operates nonstop. If the system is not running a cooling cycle, the fan distributes uncooled air, which can contribute to an uncomfortable indoor environment. Set the thermostat’s fan to “Auto” instead of “On.”

3. Failing to Service the Device

A poorly maintained thermostat may send inaccurate signals to your HVAC system, resulting in comfort issues. To avoid such a scenario, schedule maintenance services to keep the thermostat in good condition.

4. Making DIY Repairs

Thermostat repairs are not as easy as they may seem. You can easily damage your thermostat beyond repair or injure yourself while attempting DIY repairs. Leave thermostat repairs to a professional.

By avoiding these mistakes, you will increase your system’s life and allow your family to enjoy optimal comfort levels. Call our air conditioning experts at Tica, Inc. Heating and Cooling if your thermostat is faulty. Our team will respond promptly, diagnose the issue accurately, and fix the problem as quickly as possible.

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