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Signs That You Should Reset Your Thermostat

At Schebler Heating and Air, we understand that maintaining a comfortable temperature in your home is important for your family’s comfort and health, but it can be difficult to do if your thermostat isn’t working properly. If you are experiencing issues with the temperature in your home, it may be time to reset your thermostat. There are a few signs that indicate when it’s time to reset the system, and the process is relatively straightforward. Here’s what you need to know about when and how to reset your thermostat.

Signs to Reset Your Thermostat

One of the most common signs that you should reset your thermostat is if the temperature in your home is inconsistent or seems to be inaccurate. If you find that the temperature settings don’t seem to have any effect on the actual temperature, then it’s likely time for a reset.

A short cycling HVAC system, or a system that refuses to turn off altogether, can indicate that your thermostat needs to be reset. These issues can signal that communication has been disrupted between the thermostat and your HVAC unit. If you’ve experienced a power outage recently, that’s one of the most common signs to reset thermostat units.

Once power was restored, the thermostat may not be relaying accurate signals to the HVAC unit. If your thermostat isn’t responding to adjustments you make, a reset may be necessary to clear the system and get the unit working again. Contact Schebler Heating and Air with any questions.

The Process of Resetting Your Thermostat

Once you identify that your thermostat needs to be reset, it’s time to get to work. Fortunately, resetting your thermostat isn’t as daunting as it may sound. In fact, anyone can do it with just a few steps!

Use the Reset Button

Locate the reset button on your thermostat. It’s usually located within easy reach of the user display, but it may be hard to spot if you’re unfamiliar with your thermostat’s interface. When you’ve found it, press and hold the button for at least 10 seconds before releasing it; this should initiate the full reset process. Be sure to observe any changes or prompts that appear on the display, as these will guide you through any further steps required for a successful reset.

Flip the Circuit Breaker

For hardwired thermostats, locate the circuit breaker box in your home and turn off the power to the thermostat by switching off its breaker switch. Wait 30 seconds before switching it back on; this will ensure that any stored data has been cleared from the device’s memory. Switch on power at the breaker box again and reprogram settings according to the instructions included with your specific thermostat model.

Thermostat Services in the Quad Cities

Once the signs to reset thermostat units appear, you can easily reset your own thermostat with just a few steps! If after trying these steps you are still having problems controlling temperatures in your home, it’s time to call in an HVAC specialist who can help diagnose more complex thermostat issues quickly and make accurate repairs. For thermostat services in the Quad Cities area, including installation or repair, contact Schebler Heating and Air!