When to Change the Batteries in Your Thermostat

heat repair in Wake ForestWhat many homeowners forget about once they have installed a programmable thermostat in their home is that this device requires batteries. The good news is that most models have a warning indicator to let you know that your thermostat's batteries are low. The bad news is that if your thermostat's batteries have completely died and the display has shut off, your thermostat can no longer control your home's HVAC system. Before you find yourself left in the cold this winter, here's what you need to know about changing the batteries in your home's thermostat. If you need affordable heat repair in Wake Forest, call Choice HVAC today.

Low batteries in your home's thermostat can cause your HVAC system to over heat or over cool your home. Be sure to consult your owner's manual before you begin disassembling your thermostat so that you have the proper tools available and the correct batteries. While most models require AA or AAA batteries, some models use specialty batteries that you may not readily have available. Many manufacturers discourage the use of rechargeable batteries because they don't offer a consistent voltage the way that regular batteries do.

Removing your thermostat's face plate from the wall should be easy. Most units either slide off the wall mount or require you to press a pressure hinge to remove the face plate from the wall. Once you have removed the thermostat from the wall mount, follow the instructions in your owner's manual to replace the batteries. Getting into the habit of changing your unit's batteries once a year, at the beginning of air conditioning season, can help you avoid the low battery light.

If you are planning to be away from your home for an extended period of time, change the batteries in your thermostat before you go so that you are not left without the ability to control the temperature in your home.

Once you have changed the battery in your thermostat, your furnace or air conditioner should turn back on. However, if your thermostat has fresh batteries and your HVAC system still isn't turning back on it may be time to call Choice Heating and Air Conditioning. Our highly trained HVAC technicians can have your home's heating or cooling system up and running quickly. With Choice Heating and Air Conditioning's upfront pricing guarantee, you'll know exactly how much you will pay for service and repairs before work begins. We believe in giving you the best price on the services you need to keep your home comfortable.

Dependable Heat Repair in Wake Forest

Now is the best time to have your home's furnace cleaned and inspected. Don't be left out in the cold this holiday season because your furnace has stopped working. Call today and schedule your furnace tuneup with us and ask about our planned maintenance agreements for your HVAC system at home or your place of business. These plans are designed to save homeowners and business owners money on their HVAC system maintenance costs and include two yearly inspection and cleaning appointments for your units, preferred service call status, and special pricing on parts and labor.

What are you waiting for? Stay warm this winter with a call to Choice Heating and Air Conditioning for affordable heat repair in Wake Forest.

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