HVAC systems are machines, and they do need repair and replacement from time to time. The most common issues are ductwork, filters, insulation and wiring. The thermostat, however, can actually be the one piece that can throw off the entire system. Failure is common, and it is a good idea to bring in a professional to help you with repair or replacement.
Today’s digital thermostat has a battery and checking this first is recommended. A dead battery can bring the entire HVAC system to a halt. Battery replacement obviously does not require a service call.
The same can be said of a tripped breaker. Check the breaker box and see if this is the issue. Other, smaller issues, such as dust can inhibit the sensors. A quick puff of canned air or blowing into the unit may be enough to get things going again.
Just like the old thermometers, some older systems use mercury to regulate temperature. These are not widely found any longer except in older homes. The sheer danger of mercury along with the mechanical parts, mean replacing the unit with a much more up to date thermostat. Do not try to remove a mercury based thermostat yourself. Call us at Fulford Heating and Cooling. We will dispose of the mercury in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.
There are often classes at big box home DIY stores that will teach you how to replace a thermostat, but it is strongly recommended you call a professional. Without full understanding of the electrical, mechanical and inner workings of a thermostat, you stand a chance of doing more harm than good.
We at Fulford Heating and Cooling offer a variety of thermostats and can install them in short order. We are also available for maintenance calls, regular servicing and all sorts of repair and installation. We look forward to earning your business and your trust.
Call (910) 842-6589 if you need to repair or replace your thermostat and to know more about our other services.