When it comes to your heating system, the “brains behind the operation” is the thermostat. This component enables you to choose when the heater turns on, and what temperature your home will be. In some ways, it doesn’t interact with your furnace at all. Meaning, the individual components that make up your furnace will function as they’re supposed to regardless of what the thermostat does.
However, if something goes wrong with your thermostat, then you won’t be able to control when your furnace operates. Faulty thermostats can be pretty problematic, even when temperatures aren’t frigid. Imagine what a malfunctioning thermostat would cost you in the middle of the coldest day of the year.
A faulty thermostat typically means one of two things—either your heater won’t turn on when it’s supposed to, and/or it won’t turn off when it’s supposed to. Either way, you’re stuck in an uncomfortable home. For example, if your heater is running when it’s not supposed to then soon your home will feel like a sauna, plus you’ll be spending money on unnecessary energy costs. On the other hand, if the temperature drops and your heater fails to come on, then you may as well not have a heater at all.
Another issue that can arise with a faulty thermostat is the process of short-cycling, when it turns on and off rapidly. This wastes large amounts of energy and wears down your furnace much faster than your heating system would have worn down otherwise.
Fortunately, thermostats are typically easier to repair or replace than other components of your heater, since they are basically a separate and easily accessible unit. Of course, we can only guarantee this if you call on a professional HVAC technician, such as the members of our staff.
For expert thermostat services in Tacoma, WA, contact Sound Heating today. We take your comfort as serious as you do!