How to Know if Your Thermostat is Reading the Wrong TemperatureIf you suspect that your thermostat is reading the wrong temperature, there are several things you can do to investigate the problem. Make sure your thermostat is working right and get the home comfort you deserve throughout any season.

Trust Your Senses

The first indicator that your thermostat isn’t working will likely be your own senses. If the home feels hotter or colder than you’d like, it’s time to investigate the problem and find out what’s gone wrong. Some quick fixes that might solve the issue include:

  • Making sure the thermostat is level
  • Replacing the batteries in your thermostat
  • Changing the air filter in your HVAC system

Check the Temperature at the Thermostat

Place another thermometer in the same location as your thermostat to see how far off your thermostat readings are. If you don’t have a second thermometer, an HVAC technician can check your thermostat function for you. If the thermostat’s reading isn’t actually off, the problem may be that your thermostat is in a poor location. Checking the temperature around your thermostat will let you know if the thermostat is reading the wrong temperature or your HVAC system simply isn’t meeting your settings.

Check the Temperature Around Your Home

Are the hot and cold spots located in other areas of the home rather than directly around the thermostat? Perhaps the sensor is working fine, but your HVAC system isn’t providing even heating and cooling throughout your living space. Placing more sensors around the home will help your system better understand your preferred settings so you get more even comfort. Our HVAC technicians can help you explore other options as well, such as an upgraded furnace or air conditioner that’s better equipped to meet your needs.

If your heating and cooling system isn’t delivering the right temperatures for any reason, we can help. Contact Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing today for a quick diagnosis and efficient solution for your home comfort.