If you have found the temperature of your Boulder City, Nevada home difficult to regulate lately, then you may need to reset your thermostat. How you reset your thermostat depends largely on whether it is programmable or digital. For instance, in some cases, all you need to do is hold down the reset button with a paperclip for five seconds and then release. For some thermostats, though, the process becomes more complicated.
If you reset your thermostat and you are still experiencing issues regulating your home’s temperature, you may want to consider contacting a professional for assistance. The technicians at Ambient Edge are available 24/7 to help you with your heating and air conditioning needs, including figuring out that pesky thermostat. Give us a call at 888-230-5160, and we will be glad to come to your home and help you figure out how to fix the problem.
Why You May Need to Reset Your Thermostat
If your thermostat is a digital thermostat, you may need to reset it every once in a while to kick it back into gear. In this way, a thermostat is like a modem. If it is running well for a while and then suddenly stops working, a costly fix or replacement may not be necessary. All you may need to do is reset the thermostat to put it back in working order.
The Battery Switch Test
If you have a programmable thermostat, here are the steps you need to follow in order to reset it:
- Set the power switch on the thermostat to the “OFF” position.
- Use a coin to pop open the battery door.
- Take the batteries out.
- Put the batteries back in…but backwards. Let them in there like that for at least five seconds.
- Take the batteries out, put them back in correctly, then put the battery door back on. Once the display comes back, the thermostat has been successfully reset.
If you have followed these steps and the thermostat is still giving you problems, our technicians at Ambient Edge can look at it for you and advise you on what to do next.
The Circuit Breaker Circumvention
For some thermostats, you may need to go deeper than the thermostat itself and actually head to your circuit breaker box. Before you do anything else, of course, set your thermostat to the “OFF” position. (The last thing you want to do is electrocute yourself!)
Once you have done that, find the breaker that controls your home’s HVAC system and flip it to the “OFF” position. Wait 30 seconds, then turn it back on. Next, go back to the thermostat and switch that back to the “ON” position as well. Now, set the mode you want the thermostat to be on (warmer or cooler), and see if the air that is coming out has changed accordingly. If not, it may be time to call a professional.
Other Troubleshooting Tips
If your thermostat is having difficulty controlling the temperature, try these tips if resetting it does not work:
- Use a soft brush or vacuum to remove any built-up dust or debris.
- If your thermostat is the kind that has two parallel metal strips inside, use a soft cloth to gently wipe away the dust.
- If you see any corrosion when you open the unit, you can try cleaning it off with a specially formulated contact cleaner. Else, it may be time for a replacement.
- If you have a mechanical thermostat, as opposed to a digital one, make sure it is mounted level on the wall.
Something else you should check is the location of the thermostat. Is it mounted at least five feet above the ground? Is it near a heat source, door, or window? Is it obstructed in a closet, in a corner, or behind a door? If you realize you need to move your thermostat, it is probably best to call a professional, rather than tackling the electrical setup yourself.
Having Problems with Your Thermostat? Let Our Professionals at Ambient Edge Take A Look!
Sometimes you can try everything, and you still cannot fix a problem. In many of these cases, a replacement may be necessary. Our technicians at Ambient Edge offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all our work. If you call us for a repair, and it turns out that you need a replacement, we are fully certified to perform either service.