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Subpar Cooling? Your Thermostat May Be the Culprit

When your air conditioner is not cooling your home as effectively as it once did, or if it is costing more to run than it used to, you may start to sweat—and not just because it’s still so hot out. You may just be getting nervous about the prospect of costly AC repair needs. Before you go exploring all of the worst case scenarios out there, though, you should keep in mind the fact that it may just be a problem with your thermostat.

Now, your thermostat is an integral player in your HVAC system, and we don’t mean to downplay its importance. The fact is, though, that dealing with a malfunctioning or even just an out-of-date thermostat is preferable to, say a failing condenser unit. Whatever the case may be, give us a call to schedule great thermostat services in Laporte, CO.

Misreadings, Misplacement, and Misuse

If your AC is really failing to cool your home effectively, it’s very possible that your thermostat is misreading the temperature in your home. This is obviously a serious problem, and one that you need to have resolved as soon as you can. It may be possible to re-calibrate or repair the thermostat to get the system as a whole back on track.

It could also be as simple as having your thermostat in the wrong place in your home. Is your thermostat mounted near a window or door? An outward facing wall? If so, then it may be reading temperatures accurately, but not the temperature that is representative of conditions throughout the home.

Finally, you may just not have the right thermostat for your needs. Upgrading to a programmable model eliminates the temptation of fiddling about with a manual thermostat all of the time. This can help your system to operate not only more effectively, but more affordably as well.

Call Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning today. We’re big enough to serve, but small enough to care.

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