electrical installations, electricians, Annapolis MD
Written by Larry Cook

Typical Thermostat Issues and Repair

As a homeowner, you probably depend on a thermostat every day to ensure your home maintains a comfortable temperature for you and your family. This is especially true in the winter, when the weather can quickly dip to freezing. Unfortunately, thermostats have a service lifespan, and one day they will no longer function. They also experience typical issues during their lifetime. Repairing a faulty thermostat always calls for an expert. You can turn to a reputable and licensed electrician to fix the device as quickly as possible.

Typical Issues

Perhaps the problem that occurs most often is faulty wiring. The only effective way to address this issue is to rewire the thermostat, which may require removing a section of the wall to allow the replacement of wiring.

One other typical issue is the thermostat’s improper location. As an example, a thermostat that was installed inside the basement will measure and provide temperature readings that will be inappropriate for the other areas of the home, such as bedrooms, where people spend most of their time. An improper thermostat location will leave these areas either too cold or too hot. The best course of action is relocating the thermostat to a more suitable location, which will require rewiring, along with the re-installation or replacement of the device.

Thermostat failure can also be attributed to either a tripped circuit or blown fuse. For the sake of safety, this is the single problem that should be addressed by a homeowner. He or she can do the basic tasks of resetting the circuit breaker or replacing the blown fuse. If there is any doubt about fuse replacement, an electrician should be consulted. The wrong fuse may lead to an electrical fire.

Average Costs

The average cost of thermostat repair will depend on the problems involved and the location of your home. The area where you live may play a part in the cost of repair as labor may be more expensive there. However, homeowners should expect to pay several hundred dollars for home thermostat repair. It is advisable to get an estimate first to ensure the charges are reasonable. At the end of the day, what will be most important is finding an expert and licensed electrician for high-quality and professional work.

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