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Heating Problems and the Thermostat

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The thermostat is physically only a small part of a residential heating system in a home. But it is a vital part: without an operating thermostat, you won’t be able to control the temperatures throughout the house, and you may not be able to turn the heating system on at all.

However, even minor malfunctions in a thermostat that are not immediately obvious will lead to problems with heating your home. Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning offers repair and replacement services for thermostats that can help you receive the best quality from your heater. If you notice subpar winter comfort in your home, call us for heating repair in Hartford, CT. We will discover if the thermostat is causing the trouble and find the ideal way to fix it.

Some Common Heating Problems a Malfunctioning Thermostat Can Cause

  • Short-cycling: If a thermostat is misreading temperatures, it can create a condition known as “short-cycling.” The thermostat will incorrectly read that the heater has reached the target temperature, then shut it down before it completes the heating cycle. The heating system will keep turning on and off repeatedly, draining power and wearing down its components. It’s potentially very costly for this short-cycling to continue, so when you notice it happening, call for repair technicians right away. Even if the thermostat is not the cause, the technicians will be able to locate the source and fix it.
  • Uneven heating: If you have zone control heating and cooling in your house, loss of connection between the local thermostats and/or the central thermostat will cause the zone control to malfunction. This will cause some rooms to lose heat and others to gain it. Have technicians look into both the thermostats and the zone control system when you notice uneven temperatures in rooms throughout the house.
  • Fan won’t turn on or off: The thermostat controls when the blower fan for a furnace or heat pump comes on and off. If the thermostat malfunctions, the fan will either refuse to start or refuse to stop. There are multiple reasons for this problem with a blower fan, so make sure to call on professionals to find out if the thermostat is at fault or not.

Upgrade Your Thermostat

If you need to have a thermostat repaired, we advise that you consider upgrading to a newer model—especially if you still have a manual or non-programmable digital thermostat. Our technicians at Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning offer a wide range of new options, so ask them for suggestions on what new model will work best for your system and budget.

For fast and effective heating repair in Hartford, CT, give us a call to schedule an appointment.

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