Feeling Cold? Test the Thermostat on Your Gas Furnace

If your Fort Collins home is not maintaining a comfortable temperature, chances are you’ll need to test your thermostat. There are a number of issues that can cause a malfunctioning thermostat, including:

  • Dust in the controls: Dust can cause the mechanism that triggers your furnace to misfire, causing irregular temperatures.
  • Not properly calibrated: Proper calibration keeps the temperature in your rooms at an even temperature.
  • Worn wires: Old wires can prevent your thermostat from sending a signal.

Properly Working Thermostats Save Money

One problem with malfunctioning thermostats is the additional cost. In order to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, your thermostat must be in good working order. When thermostats malfunction, they can cause your gas furnace to turn on incorrectly or require additional heating time to maintain the proper temperature.

Keep in mind, even programmable thermostats can malfunction and cause your gas furnace to work harder than it should. This can cause additional problems that will not only cost you more money, but will also create unneeded wear and tear on your gas furnace.

The best way to test your thermostat is to contact an HVAC professional. Because of the number of problems that could cause your gas furnace thermostat to malfunction, thorough testing is required. Not only can a professional check all of your fuses, but they can also test the calibration, check for dust and worn wires and repair or replace your thermostat when necessary.

If you’re having trouble keeping your Fort Collins home comfortable this winter, call Balance Point Heating & Air Conditioning at for help. Our highly-trained technicians are here to help solve all of your HVAC problems.

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