Ways a Faulty Thermostat Impacts Your AC Unit


Can a thermostat wreak havoc on your entire HVAC system? While it may seem like a small component of a much larger appliance, a damaged thermostat has the ability to completely throw off the way your system functions, from causing it to constantly run to cooling your home too much. Here’s what you need to know about your faulty thermostat.


If your thermostat is damaged, it may not be able to accurately read the temperature of your home. When this happens, it can trigger your HVAC system to turn on at the wrong time. You may find that your home becomes hotter or cooler than you’d like based on the incorrect readings of your faulty thermostat.

A broken thermostat can also cause short-cycling. Short-cycling occurs when the HVAC system cycles on and off rapidly. It causes your appliance to spend a great deal of energy simply powering up and down without actually heating or cooling your home. If your unit isn’t running for at least 15 minutes before shutting down, a damaged thermostat could be to blame.


An older or out-of-date thermostat might as well be faulty. Chances are it’s unable to run on a program, which means your system isn’t running as efficiently as it should be. A quick replacement makes it easy for your HVAC system to get back on track and function properly.


If you’re experiencing short-circuiting or dealing with an old thermostat, it’s time to call Shriver Mechanical, Inc. Since 2003, we’ve provided HVAC repair, service, and installation to the Acworth and Metro Atlanta area. We’re dedicated to providing nothing but the best customer service to each one of our clients. For that reason, we carry top-of-the-line brands and offer 24-hour emergency services, ensuring that each of our customers gets exactly what they need. Due to our high standards, we have earned the status of an independent American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Customer Care Dealer. Come and see what sets us apart! Learn more at www.shrivermechanical.com.