Thermostat Reading the Wrong Temperature?

Dealing With a Faulty Thermostat

If you’ve noticed that the thermostat in your home isn’t reading the right temperature some of the time, there are several potential culprits to the problem. Checking a few key things can rule out some of the most common issues and let you determine if your unit is actually broken. It’s important to have a functional thermostat so that you can keep your home at a comfortable temperature throughout the year.

The first things to do are the following:

1. Check the Location of Your Thermostat

Your thermostat should be in a central location in your home. It shouldn’t be in direct sunlight or in the path of any drafts in your home. Make sure that it’s located away from any heat sources that could skew the reading. A properly mounted thermostat should be mounted about 5 feet above the floor to get the most accurate reading.

2. Make Sure It’s Level

If you have an older mercury thermostat, make sure that it’s level so that it can read the proper temperature. Sometimes your unit might have been installed improperly, or it might have gotten knocked out of alignment. The more level the mercury bead is, the better it will be able to detect the correct temperature in your home.

3. Consider Its Age

Thermostats wear out over time and can stop working due to broken parts. If you have an older unit, you might want to consider replacing it. A new unit could be programmable and end up saving you money on your energy bills in the long run.

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