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3 Factors That Can Negatively Influence Your Thermostat

For the most part, you are really going to have very little direct interaction with most of the components making up your HVAC system. If there is one major exception to this rule, of course, it is the thermostat in your home. You use your thermostat, or thermostats, if you have a ductless or zoned system, in order to regulate the operation of your entire HVAC system. Needless to say, you need to know with certainty that your thermostat is functioning precisely as it ought to. That is why you should schedule your thermostat services in North Seattle with the pros on our staff. Call G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc., if you need a new thermostat, or require thermostat services of any sort.

Poor Placement

Your thermostat ought to be placed in an area of your home that is representative of the temperature and conditions throughout. If your thermostat is installed in direct sunlight, or if it is located right next to window or door frames, then this simply may not be the case. Temperature fluctuations in such areas, while minor in the grand scheme of things, can lead your thermostat to register improper temperatures and to lead your HVAC system astray. When we install your thermostat, you won’t have to worry about that.

A Poor Fit for Users

Another reason why your thermostat may not be controlling your HVAC system successfully is because you are not exploiting its features fully. It sounds silly, perhaps, but you really need to take the time to ensure that your new thermostat is a good fit for your needs and usage habits. Your programmable thermostat, for instance, is of little benefit if you are going to be constantly fiddling with its settings anyway, and failure to fully grasp the potential of a smart thermostat will basically leave you with an overly-capable model that you simply have no use for.

Poor Maintenance

Your thermostat itself may not require the rigorous level of maintenance that your HVAC system at large does in order to function properly. However, it is important that your thermostat is kept clean and in good working order. If there is a bunch of grime and dirt building up in your thermostat, you really cannot expect it to function as effectively and precisely as it ought to.

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