Why is My House Too Hot or Cold?

With winter approaching fast, it is time make sure your heating system and thermostat are in good working order. Serving as your trusted heating services provider, Pittsburgh customers can count on Restano Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing to inspect, maintain, and repair their current heating system or install a new heating system to prepare your home for the winter ahead.

If you’ve noticed that your home feels too hot or too cold, you may need to have your cooling or heating system serviced. Many times, when your house is too hot or too cold, a malfunctioning thermostat is to blame.

 

Signs your Thermostat is MalfunctioningHeating Repair Pittsburgh


Your thermostat can malfunction in a variety of ways. It can go bad, be out of calibration or have dead batteries, causing your home to become hotter or colder than intended.  The thermostat may seem like a small part of your HVAC system, but it is vital to the heating and cooling operations in your home because it communicates with each system to notify them of a drop or rise in temperature, so they know when to start up and when to shut off.

Heater or A/C won’t turn off

If your cooling or heating system runs around the clock and doesn’t shut off, this could mean that your thermostat’s wiring is frayed or that your thermostat is miscalibrated.

Heater or A/C won’t turn on

This could mean that there is an issue with the wiring preventing the thermostat from sending an electrical signal to the heating or cooling system.

Thermostat has no power or is unresponsive

If the room temperature and the thermostat display temperature don’t match or if the display on your thermostat is not lighting up or is unresponsive, your thermostat may require new batteries, or it may be broken.

You can troubleshoot your thermostat by:

  • Test the thermostat wires and connections to ensure each wire is connected firmly and correctly.
  • Turning your thermostat up or down five degrees to see if your system kicks on and blows hot or cold air.
  • Replace the batteries for your electronic thermostat or clean out your mechanical thermostat.

Other Factors that Could Cause Uneven Heating or Cooling

Your home’s heating and cooling can become unbalanced due to several factors including:

  • Leaks in your ductwork
  • Poor insulation around your ductwork
  • Air leaking out through windows or doors
  • Poor airflow due to a dirty filter, disconnected ductwork, or closed/blocked registers

In some cases, your system may only need routine maintenance, or your thermostat batteries might need to be replaced to get things running smoothly, but uneven heating and cooling may also mean you need major repairs or a new system. It is essential to consult with our team of professionals before making any significant decisions.

Efficient Variable Heating and Cooling Systems for Your Home

At Restano Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing, we strive to bring out customers quality repair, maintenance, and heating installation services. Pittsburgh customers can keep their current system running like new or can have a more modern heating or cooling system installed.

With variable speed technology, our newer equipment can help regulate and more evenly heat or cool the house. This revolutionary technology can precisely adjust its capacity or output based on your home’s temperature furnace that demand, heating and cooling more efficiently than other systems.

As a factory authorized dealer for Carrier products, we offer the Carrier Infinity 98 that offers tighter temperature control. Unbeatable energy efficiency and quiet operation for ultimate convenience and comfort. Contact us today to learn more about our heating and cooling repair and installation services.