Tackling winters in Canada without a working thermostat can be rough. After all, it is the brain of the heating system. How will it communicate with the furnace or heat pumps if it isn’t working? The cold breeze can numb your body, making it difficult to get any work done. To help you avoid such a struggle, Capital Plumbing has compiled a list of thermostat fixes you can try.

Change the Batteries and Wires

Oftentimes, the solutions are simple. If your thermostat is blank, try changing the batteries. It is not going to work if it is dead. 

Other reasons could be an issue behind the walls-literally. You may have some loose wiring, tripped circuit breaker, or a blown fuse. Get a local plumber to check it out.

Check the Settings and Mode

More often than not, the culprit might be someone in your house. Homeowners often complain about something being wrong when actually their partner or family member keeps changing the temperature settings behind their back.

If your house is getting colder instead of warmer, recheck the mode. Keep your digital thermostat in check or mount the thermostat out of reach of little troublemakers. 

Check the Airflow

A blocked airflow may be the cause of your troubles. If the circulation is blocked, the HVAC system becomes compromised and may end up freezing the furnace. Give the filters a proper clean or contact a service provider for HVAC in Edmonton to take care of the blockage.

If you find any corrosion, you may need to replace the thermostat entirely.

Reprogram the Thermostat

Your thermostat might be acting up due to programming malfunctions. In this case, you might have to bring the old manual out of the ‘extra things’ drawer and reprogram the thermostat. 

Make sure that its functions are running smoothly. Don’t have time for that? Get an emergency plumber to do the lengthy work for you.

What Else?

Other fixes include giving your thermostat a proper clean and ensuring it is properly mounted or installed in the correct location.In case of any further trouble, call Capital Plumbing and Heating. Our expert plumbers will thoroughly inspect your house for any problems and fit them respectively.