If your thermostat needs new batteries, it won’t work correctly

I know that sounds really simple and like everyone should just know this, but you would be surprised at how many people don’t try changing their thermostat batteries before they call their HVAC technician for repair appointments

You might not think that batteries matter all that much, but if your thermostat needs some new batteries in it, it just won’t work correctly. Some thermostats will flash a low battery light or little digital icon on the digital screen when they need a replacement battery. If your batteries need replacing or they run out completely then you might notice that your heating and cooling system is running either for longer than it should or for less time than it should. Sometimes this happens because the power in your house might have gone out and messed up the programming, but most of the time it’s because of a dead or dying battery inside the thermostat. The digital programmable thermostat that we have at our house is one that doesn’t have a low battery light or icon, but it has a little beeping sound that comes on whenever the battery is running low. If the air conditioning or furnace isn’t operating the way that it should be, then I would really suggest checking the thermostat first. Sometimes it’s just an easy fix, like a battery replacement. If you get a blank screen on your thermostat or you can’t turn the heating up or down correctly, then chances are you need to change the batteries in it. I know that sounds really simple and like everyone should just know this, but you would be surprised at how many people don’t try changing their thermostat batteries before they call their HVAC technician for repair appointments. Don’t spend a lot of money for a repair that you don’t really need.

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