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How a Malfunctioning Thermostat Can Impair Your Heating

Your heating system is a vital part of your Hilton Head, GA home. Despite our mild Southern winters, we get our share of cold nights, and without a proper heater, you’re apt to feel the chill far more often than you should. Heaters encounter problems from time to time of course, and when they do, you need a reliable service to handle them. But not all those problems stem from the heater itself. The thermostat, which controls when the heater turns on and off, can wreak havoc with your household comfort levels when it breaks down. Here’s how a malfunctioning thermostat can impair your heating.

The thermostat can’t do its job unless the timer works properly and it can accurately read the temperature in the house. Furthermore, it needs to be able to trigger the heater at the right time and turn it off when temperatures reach their stated levels. If one of the internal components develops a fault, it can’t do that. Suddenly, your ability to regulate the temperature is gone. Either the heater won’t turn on when it should, or it will run much longer than it should. Either way, it prevents your home from getting the heat it needs, resulting in temperatures that are either to hot or too cold.

The same thing can happen if there’s nothing actually wrong with your thermostat. If it’s placed in the wrong location in your home – near a draft, say, or too close to an outside door or window – then the temperature it reads will not accurately reflect the temperature in your home. The result is very much the same, with the heater turning on when it isn’t supposed to, not turning on when you need it to, turning off too soon or not turning off until your home is baking like a sauna.

Though a malfunctioning thermostat can impair your heater, a good repair service can restore it to normal. For problems with heating in Hilton Head, GA, call on the experts at AAction Air to help. We’re skilled in repairing and replacing faulty thermostats, and we can perform the operation with professionalism and care. Call us today to set up an appointment!

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