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Smart thermostats are reliable devices. But some HVAC problems that Damascus, MD, residents experience begin and end with the smart thermostat. The good news is that these problems are often minor inconveniences that you can address yourself. The following list of simple troubleshooting methods may prove helpful for minor smart thermostat problems.

No Warm or Cool Air

When your HVAC system fails to cool or heat your home, first make sure the switch controlling the settings has not moved from “heat” to “cool” or vice versa without your knowledge. Confirm that the temperature setting is as desired, and make sure the actions you programmed match the time of day.

If these actions don’t uncover the problem, turn off the power to the system and check for loose wires. Finally, check to see if the batteries in your smart thermostat still carry a charge.

Fan Runs Nonstop

A constantly running fan is another problem you may be able to diagnose without the help of an HVAC maintenance professional. Check that the settings for your fan indicate “auto.” Shut down power to the system and make sure no shorts or other problems are present with the wiring. Check batteries for a sufficient charge to provide power to the thermostat.

Cycling Issues

Check that your thermostat is not placed in direct sunlight or exposed to the outside of your home. Both of these circumstances can cause the system to malfunction. Instructions for adjusting cycling time may be available in the guide provided by the manufacturer.

No Power

Make sure the power switch is in the “on” position and the system settings point to the applicable heating or cooling stage. Next, you can turn your system off and back on again to perform a system reset.

If minor troubleshooting fails to fix your smart thermostat issue, it’s time to turn to the professionals. Call us at Eric Smock Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. for your thermostat repair and installation needs. If it’s time to replace your device, our comfort specialists can set you up with a new Trane smart thermostat that will meet your needs.

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