Has your thermostat gone blank? Does the screen turn on momentarily only for it to turn off again? Don’t fret.
Your thermostat is a small but important device.
Without it, you wouldn’t be able to turn your air conditioning system on and off, or program your cooling and heating settings to your liking.
So what do you do when your thermostat is blank?
Here are four easy ways you can troubleshoot this issue and restore your home’s comfort fast.
1. The batteries need to be replaced
If your thermostat is blank, the first thing you should do is check the batteries. Chances are, the batteries have died and the thermostat simply can’t power on. Replace the batteries and see if your thermostat turns on. If not, proceed to the next step.
2. The breaker tripped
Typically, thermostats are connected to a home or business via the main electrical system. Sometimes, the thermostat or another source of electricity can cause the breaker to trip (similarly to how a hair dryer can trip the breaker for example).
If you’ve checked the batteries already, check the breaker. If it the breaker has tripped, simply flip the switch back on and check if this restores the thermostat screen.
3. An underlying issue with your air conditioning and heating system tripped the safety switch
If you’ve tried steps one and two to no avail, it’s time to inspect your air conditioning system, as well as your heating system if it’s separate.
Sometimes, an underlying issue with your HVAC system can cause the transformer to stop sending voltage to run the thermostat.
For your air conditioning system, start by checking the safety switch, which is installed in the drain pan.
The safety switch works to detect problems like excess moisture or high temperatures within your system and prompts it to turn off before damages occur.
If you notice that the sensor has gone off when you check the safety switch, call your local HVAC professionals for an inspection.
4. Your thermostat is broken
Worst case scenario, your thermostat is at the end of its life and simply needs to be replaced. While all thermostats are different, the average device has a life expectancy of about 10 years.
Give your local HVAC professionals a call — they will advise you on whether or not your thermostat needs to be replaced.
Is Your Thermostat Blank? Contact A+ Air Conditioning in Gainesville for AC Service Repair
If your thermostat is blank and you’re not sure why, contact the team at A+ Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. Your home’s comfort is our number one priority.
We offer high-quality air conditioning and heating repairs for Gainesville, Florida homeowners, and can diagnose what is causing your thermostat to malfunction and provide the right solution.
Call us today at 352-374-4988 to learn more or schedule your service appointment online at your convenience.