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Reasons Your Thermostat Is Displaying the Wrong Temperature: Explained

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Does your room’s temperature not feel like the temperature your thermostat is displaying? It’s essential to ensure your model is inspected and corrected so your home is always the temperature you need. Failure to do so can hinder home comfort, decrease energy efficiency, and increase monthly heating and cooling costs.

Below, we discuss several reasons why your thermostat may be reading the wrong temperature and solutions for fixing the issue. While some fixes are easy to complete independently, others require professional help. Fortunately for our Southeastern Pennsylvania community, Mattioni Plumbing, Heating & Cooling will always have your back.

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Issue #1: Temperature Sensor

One of the most common issues is a malfunctioning or wholly failed sensor. Typically, this is an easy fix and requires an HVAC professional to recalibrate the thermostat. If recalibration doesn’t do the trick and you’re still facing the same problem, it’s likely time to consider a thermostat replacement. Mattioni can help you find a suitable model, followed by expert installation.

Issue #2: External Variables

Sometimes, the placement of your thermostat may cause issues. For instance, if your thermostat is in direct sunlight, is not placed centrally in your home, or is located near drafts, the temperature it displays can be impacted. Call on an expert to diagnose the issue and decide if relocating your thermostat is the best answer.

Issue #3: Batteries Are Low

It could be that your thermostat’s batteries are low on power, which can directly lead to it displaying the incorrect temperature. If you think this may be the case, replace your thermostat’s batteries and watch it to ensure it begins displaying the correct temperature. If changing the batteries doesn’t solve the issue, contact the team at Mattioni for help.

Issue #4: Clogged HVAC Filter

As is the case with any HVAC system, clogged filters can hinder how well your thermostat performs. A clogged filter can prevent air from properly flowing from your HVAC system, resulting in a malfunctioning thermostat. It’s best always to keep your air filters clean, and you can also gently brush away dirt and debris from your thermostat for good measure.

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