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Should I Fix My Thermostat Myself?

The thermostat is an important part of running your HVAC systems in your home. However, when you discover that your air conditioning and heating units are no responding like they should, despite the adjustments you make to your home’s thermostat, it often means that repairs are necessary.

While it is easy to assume that the thermostat may be to blame for the issue, perhaps the air conditioning and heating systems are malfunctioning. If this is the case or if you are unsure where the problem originates, you can also contact a licensed HVAC technician to take a closer look and resolve the issue for you.

But before you call for professional help, the following are several things you can do to see if a problem exists:

  1. Check the circuit breaker panel. A circuit trip is a common cause for an HVAC system which doesn’t turn on. Reset the breaker and attempt to turn the unit back on again. If the breaker trips once again, contact a professional to make repairs.
  2. Turn the thermostat on to the opposite setting from what you desire. For example, if you wish to use the air conditioning, turn the thermostat up to the highest heat. If nothing occurs after a few minutes or so, then the issue is most likely your thermostat.
  3. If you have a digital thermostat that has a blank screen on display, you may need to replace the batteries.

If you still can’t get your air conditioning and heating units to work properly, then it is safe to say that you need professional help. Contact our Virginia HVAC technician at Donmar Heating & Cooling and schedule a service today.

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