Thermostat Problems vs. Furnace Problems
It is common for 炉s or heaters to stop working and the homeowner to believe it is due to a bad thermostat. Here are some things to keep in mind if you’re experiencing problems with your 炉 or thermostat:
- A thermostat is just a switch.
- Some thermostats take batteries…check the batteries!
- Is my 炉 coming on at all?
- Does my 炉 have power?
If you went to turn on a light in a bedroom and the light didn’t come on, would you think it was the wall switch? Probably not, right? The same applies when talking about your 炉.
Change your thermostat batteries
If you have a digital thermostat then it probably has batteries powering it, when was the last time you changed the batteries? Check and change your batteries if you think your thermostat isn’t working.
Still having problems? Maybe its not the thermostat
Is your 炉 not coming on; check to see if your 炉 has power. Do you see an LED light through the sight glass on your 炉? Does the outlet your 炉 is plugged into work if you plug something else into it?
Furnace not cycling properly
If your 炉 is coming on but not cycling correctly, chances are you may have a problem with your 炉 not your thermostat.
When its time to call a professional
These are some simple things to review when you’re having problems with your 炉 before you know whether or not its time to call a professional. If you’ve changed the batteries in your thermostat and checked the power to your 炉 but still having problems? It’s best to contact a professional, we’re here for you 24/7 even if you just have a question.
We do not recommend doing anything other than these simple steps when checking your 炉. Its best to contact a professional for further assistance or repairs. 气体 & electric 炉s are very dangerous and need to be repaired by a licensed and qualified technician.
Levi is one of our boiler experts. He has several years of experience repairing and replacing boiler systems. He has been with TLC for 7 years and is a licensed HVAC technician.