Three Symptoms of a Bad Thermostat

May 15, 2023

Are you ready for winter to be over? If you’re like us, you’re ready for those summer heat waves to roll in to the Las Vegas Valley. While the temperatures do start to rise this time of year, there is the occasional temperature drop, causing you to turn up your heater. Your thermostat has been working overtime for months now, and you may be noticing some odd changes.

At Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing, we want to ensure you are prepared for the fluctuations in weather by making sure your thermostat is up to date and working properly! Take time to read symptoms of a bad thermostat and learn when you should be calling for a repair.

The temperature you feel doesn’t match the temperature on the thermostat.

Is your home freezing, while the thermostat is set to 65+ degrees? Or, is your bedroom hotter than your home office? Mismatched temperatures may be the root of a ductwork issue. Air ducts are responsible for blowing hot and cool air throughout your home. If your ducts are damaged, cracked or bent, this will result in air not circulating properly.

The thermostat is blank, but batteries don’t help.

Of course, your first response to an unresponsive thermostat would be to change the batteries. While sometimes new batteries will solve the issue, that may not always be the case and it may be too late for a simple repair. Call your local heating and air conditioning professional to assess the situation.

Your thermostat is running constantly or not at all.

Will your system refuse to shut off? Or, not seem to be turning on at all? This could be due to a wiring issue that causes your thermostat to lose connection to the home’s HVAC system. There is the possibility that it could also be reading temperatures incorrectly and not responding appropriately.

If you are experiencing any symptoms above, it may be time to replace your home’s thermostat. If you’re in the market for a new thermostat, you may want to look in to switching to a smart thermostat! Smart thermostats are a great option to save you time and money (up to 15% saving on heating or cooling bills!). The Nest Learning Thermostat programs itself to keep your home warm when you’re there and conserve energy with lower temperatures when you’re away. How cool is that? Learn more at

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Last Updated: May 19, 2023