You look at your thermostat and realize that it’s not getting power. Don’t worry: This situation is more common than you think. In today’s post we offer some ideas to deal with this issue, plus other useful thermostat tips.
My AC Thermostat Is Not Getting Power: What To Do?
There are a few possible causes why your thermostat isn’t getting power. Luckily, most of them are easy to solve. Let’s take a look at some of the most common.
You Turned the Thermostat Off Accidentally
As you troubleshoot your thermostat, try the easiest solution first. In some cases, users turn off their thermostats without noticing it. If that’s the case, just turn the thermostat back on.
If your battery-operated thermostat isn’t getting any power, then you may need to change the batteries. First, remove the old batteries and look at the points where the batteries contact the thermostat to make sure they’re clean. Wipe the contact points with a paper towel to get rid of accumulated dust which may act as an obstacle between the batteries and the contacts, then install the batteries again. If your thermostat is still blank, it means that your old batteries are depleted and you need to install fresh ones.
Tripped Circuit Breaker
Power surges or electrical malfunctions can cause circuit breakers to trip. If that’s the case, reset the breaker and see if it restores power to the thermostat. However, note that if the circuit breaker keeps tripping, you shouldn’t keep trying to reset it, as it points to a more complex electrical issue which requires the attention of an AC professional.
If none of the above restores power to your thermostat, the issue may be caused by a loose wire. This is a problem you shouldn’t try to fix yourself unless you have proper training. If you’re not a trained electrician, call an AC pro instead.
Other Thermostat Mistakes To Avoid
By avoiding these common thermostat mistakes, you can increase the comfort of your home and lower your energy bills.
- Not using a programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat cools or warms your house at certain times of the day according to the settings you input. Not only does this save you time and hassle, but it’s also a smart way to save energy.
- Installing your thermostat in a very cold or warm area. When choosing the location of your thermostat, pick an area that’s not particularly warm or cold compared to the rest of your house. Otherwise, you will be leading the system to “believe” that your home is several degrees warmer than it actually is.
- Not maintaining your thermostat. Needless to say, your thermostat requires proper maintenance. Keeping your thermostat clean and changing the batteries as needed are two simple ways to ensure that your thermostat is always in working order.
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