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Reasons Why Your Thermostat Not Reaching The Set Temperature

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Reasons Why Your Thermostat Not Reaching The Set Temperature

A thermostat is a crucial component that senses the temperature of a system and performs a necessary adjustment to ensure that the temperature is maintained within the desired range. Thermostats are usually used in systems or devices that heats and cools such as air conditioners, heating systems, HVAC system among many others. So have you just realized that your thermostat is not reaching the set temperature? If yes, then it could be as a result of multiple factors. In this article, we are going to give you possible reasons why your thermostat is not reaching the set temperature.

1. Wrong thermostat placement

Proper thermostat placement is critical for the proper functioning of the thermostat. If you want it to reach the set temperature, then you need to ensure that it is correctly placed. Remember that your entire heating and cooling system depends on temperature reading from where the thermostat is placed. If it is placed in the wrong location, then it will send a wrong signal that may affect other parts of the house. To avoid this, ensure that the thermostat is away from direct sunlight and placed in a central location that is free from humidity. Our thermostat installation experts can help you to place the thermostat in the right location.

2. Incorrect thermostat size

Another reason why your thermostat is not reaching the set temperature is that it is too big or too small for the house. Before you assume that the thermostat has a technical problem, you need to consider the possibility that you may be using a wrong sized thermostat. For instance, if the thermostat is too small for your house, then it will be forced to work overtime to attain the required temperature. On the other hand, if the thermostat is too big for your house, then your home temperature will go beyond the set temperate. To avoid this, you need to ensure that you install an HVAC system that is right for your house. It should not be too big or too small.

3. The thermostat is not reading properly

If your HVAC system is well maintained and serviced but the thermostat is still not reaching the set temperature, then it could be because the thermostat is not well calibrated. Over a period of time, thermostat calibration usually skews in one direction making it show incorrect reading. If that is the case with your thermostat, then it will not reach the set temperature. We recommend that you place an independent thermometer near the thermostat and check if there is a discrepancy. If that is the case, then you should call a thermostat technician to fix the problem.

4. Poorly maintained HVAC

A poorly maintained HVCA can prevent the thermostat from reaching the set temperature. For instance, if the fan is not working well, it may interfere with the thermostat balance preventing it from reaching the set temperature. To prevent this, you need to ensure that your HVAC is well inspected and repaired.

So are you frustrated because your thermostat is not reaching the set temperature? If yes, then worry not because we are here to help you. We have a talented and experienced team that can fix the problem ASAP to ensure that your thermostat reaches the set temperature. Don’t wait, call QuickTech today to book your appointment.

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