Why Is My Thermostat Not Reaching the Set Temperature?

Whether it’s freezing cold or unbearably hot outside, you want to be able to relax comfortably inside your home. When you set your thermostat to 74 degrees, 68 degrees or whatever your preference is – you want it to stay there.

When your thermostat struggles or fails to reach the desired temperature, it can be frustrating, not to mention uncomfortable!

Fortunately, the heating and cooling experts at “Doc” Dancer Inc. know a thing or two about thermostats and offer up some helpful advice as to why your thermostat isn’t reaching the set temperature in your Fort Wayne area home. If you’re experiencing any kind of problem with your thermostat, contact the HVAC technicians at “Doc” Dancer today to see how we can help.

Reasons Your Thermostat Isn’t Reaching the Set Temperature

The heating, cooling and indoor air quality experts at “Doc” Dancer recently came up with a few reasons for why your thermostat isn’t reaching set temperature in your home and solutions for fixing this problem. If none of these issues solve your problem, contact us today.

Wrong setting

This may seem like a no-brainer, but before you do anything, check whether your temperature is set to “cool” or “heat.” If you’re looking for heating, but the system is set to “cool,” the thermostat won’t reach the set temperature because the system will blow cold air. The problem could require just a simple fix of a quick setting change.

Wrong location

It’s important that your thermostat is installed in an optimal location in your home. For example, if it’s installed too close to the kitchen where there are heat sources from cooking, your thermostat could read higher than it actually is in the home. Install your thermostat in a central location away from drafts and heating or cooling sources. If you need help regarding the thermostat’s location, contact the pros at “Doc” Dancer.

Batteries are dying

If the batteries are dead or dying, it will affect the thermostat’s performance. Replace the batteries and see if your thermostat’s operation returns to normal.

Thermostat is dirty

If your thermostat is dirty, it may have a hard time reading the correct temperature inside your home. If this is the case, remove the cover and gently dust the internal components with a soft brush.

Your thermostat is old

Thermostats are reliable, but like all appliances, they wear down over time with age. An older thermostat may not be as accurate as it once was and might struggle in reaching set temperature. You could have actually hit the desired room temperature, but an older thermostat may not be accurate in reading the correct temperature. Updating to a new smart or programmable thermostat is an energy-efficient option.

The thermostat isn’t level

If you have one of the older, round-dial thermostats that use mercury, they need to be level to read the correct temperature. If it was improperly installed or knocked out of position, you’ll need to level it.

Contact “Doc” Dancer for Thermostat Repair or Installation

If your thermostat is struggling to reach the desired temperature and you can’t figure out why, contact “Doc” Dancer. Our company was founded in 1946 and, over the years, has turned into the most trusted and reliable heating and cooling company in the Fort Wayne Area. We can provide your home with reliable HVAC repair, maintenance and installation services, including installing or repairing a smart thermostat in your home. We can help with any kind of HVAC issue. From air conditioner repair to heating system installation, the professionals at “Doc” Dancer are here to help! Contact the “Doc” today to get your HVAC system feeling better in no time.