When Good Thermostats Go Bad


Your thermostat may seem like such a small piece of your air conditioning system. There are all these other components that move at high speeds and change the state of refrigerant. Surely they are more important, right? That is, until your thermostat breaks down. Suddenly, this inexpensive tool that runs on batteries is the bane of your existence.

Instead of letting a bad thermostat turn your Florida home into a swamp of heat and humidity, you should learn how to attend to it, and when it is time to replace it. With emergency AC Repair in Tampa from Gulf Coast Air Systems, you’ll always have a quick solution on the way.

How to Tell Your Thermostat Is Faulty

The thermostat’s operation is fairly simple, even if it has a big function. The thermostat takes your inputs and tells your air conditioner when to turn on and off. The display usually runs on batteries, although certain smart thermostat models need additional wiring to connect to Wi-Fi. Often, the thermostat itself shows you that it’s having problems, such as:

  • The display is faded or blank
  • Adjusting the temperature does not turn on the air conditioning
  • Resetting a programmable thermostat doesn’t do anything
  • The thermostat indicates it has reached the right temperature, but you know it hasn’t
  • The thermostat isn’t always at fault in these cases, but it’s worth investigating.

When to Fix or Replace Your Thermostat

When your thermostat is dying or dead, what you do depends on your level of comfort working with it. Some homeowners feel perfectly safe turning off the power to the system, disconnecting the thermostat, replacing the batteries and checking the wired connections, turning the power back on and testing it again. If you don’t, it’s a good idea to call a technician for help.

In many cases, a bad thermostat just needs to be replaced. Thermostats don’t tend to be very expensive. You can even get high-end models that will create settings for you and track your energy consumption for a relatively minor investment. If you’re looking for an upgrade, you may want an expert’s input on the best products for your home and the way you use air conditioning. This makes the air conditioning repair call worth more in the long run.

Count on Gulf Coast for AC Repair in Tampa

Since your air conditioning might have more problems than just the thermostat, it’s wise to call Gulf Coast Air Systems when it isn’t working. With our expertise, we can ensure that you get the best solution that will keep you cool all year long.

For all things AC repair in Tampa, you can count on Gulf Coast Air Systems to fix the problem. Give us a call at 813-689-2082 today for quality AC repair, maintenance, and replacement services.