Have you recently started experiencing home comfort issues? If you’ve been cranking the thermostat up and down, but failing to achieve a comfortable temperature, you may need to reset the thermostat for your heating and cooling system.
Like other personal electronics such as computers, tablets, and smartphones, your thermostat sometimes needs a reset. Any time you are having an issue with heating and cooling units, such as after a sudden power failure or after your children have had ‘control’ of the system while you’ve been away, resetting the thermostat should be the first thing you try when attempting to rectify HVAC system issues.
Instructions for resetting a thermostat vary slightly by model. There are many online video and written tutorials on how to service and air conditioning unit by resetting the thermostat, both from manufacturers, HVAC pros, and well-meaning homeowners. Though you can get more precise directions by jotting down your thermostat model number and visiting your thermostat manufacturer’s website, overall, most units can achieve a successful reset via one of the following methods:
When setting thermostat temperature following a reset, carefully consider your choice. Every degree you turn back the temperature can reduce your energy bill by 1%. What’s the best temperature setting for comfort and savings?
When you are away at work or out of town, set the thermostat temperature back 10-15 degrees F. A smart learning thermostat addition can help you maximize comfort and savings, learning your routine and adjusting settings automatically to meet your comfort and energy savings needs.