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3 Common Thermostat Problems

Your home's thermostat controls its level of comfort. It does this by measuring the temperature within your home against your desired setting. When your house gets too cool or too hot, your thermostat reports back to your heating and cooling system and requests heat or air.


If your thermostat is malfunctioning, then your home may become uncomfortable. Below, we outline three common thermostat problems.

1. It's situated in direct sun

Is your thermostat in direct sunlight throughout the day? If so, then your home may often feel cold. That's because the sun's powerful rays can cause your thermostat to misread the temperature. As a result, your heating system doesn't kick in.

2. It's dirty

Dust, pollen and other debris can accumulate within your thermostat over time. When this happens, the thermostat may take inaccurate temperature readings. Be sure to clean inside its plastic housing!

3. It needs to be replaced

If your thermostat is outdated or broken, it may be time to invest in a new one. Today's digital models are more accurate and can even save you money.

To learn more about common thermostat problems or to schedule a free consultation for replacing your system, call Rusk Heating & Cooling today:

Greater Cincinnati: 513-771-4040
Indiana: 812-926-3939
Northern Kentucky: (859) 405-0414

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