If you’ve been feeling a little too warm in your home lately, or if your energy bills have seemed higher than normal for the season, you may want to consider your thermostat. Here are some signs to look out for to help you determine whether it may not be working well.

1. Short Cycling

When your HVAC unit turns on, it goes through a complete cooling or heating cycle in order to reach the desired temperature. However, if your thermostat is malfunctioning, your system may turn on and off more frequently, a process known as short cycling. Not only is this extremely inefficient, but it can also put unnecessary wear and tear on your HVAC system, potentially leading to costly repairs down the road.

2. AC/Heating system Won’t Turn On

If your AC/Heating System won’t turn on, it could be a sign the wiring has failed. The thermostat reads the temperature in the air and tells your unit when it’s time to turn on and off. If the thermostat isn’t working, it may not be sending the proper messages to your system, causing the unit to stay off.

3. Thermostat Having No Power

If your thermostat suddenly has no power, it may be a sign there is an issue. One possible cause is that the breaker has flipped. If this is the case, simply flip the breaker your HVAC system is on, and see if the power comes back on. If the problem persists, it may be due to a more serious issue with the thermostat itself. In this case, it is best to consult a professional for further diagnosis and repairs.

Contact a Professional Today!

GVEC Air Conditioning & Heating offers a variety of services to the residents of Gonzales, New Braunfels, Seguin, and all of South Central Texas. We provide AC and heating repair, installation, and indoor air quality services. We also offer warranties and financing to make our services more affordable. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!

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