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Air Conditioning Cooling Problems and the Role Your Thermostat Plays

Thermostat is one of the most complex components of your air conditioning system. So it is not surprising if you find yourself frustrated when it becomes the cause of your HVAC system failure.

Air Conditioning Cooling Problems and the Role Your Thermostat Plays

In today’s blog, we’ll be discussing some of the most common problems associated with your thermostat and what you can do about it.


How Does a Thermostat Malfunction Affect Your AC’s Performance

An inaccurate temperature assessment may result in your unit failing to identify whether your home has reached its desired temperature. As a result, the system may continue to struggle reaching this leading to faster wear and tear.


What are the common signs associated with a thermostat malfunction?

Here are the tell tale signs you need to go and check on your thermostat:


Inconsistent Room Temperature

If you feel cooler but your aircon is registering a different temperature, then this is a sign that your thermostat is not functioning correctly. It’s time to check if it is directly exposed to sunlight, near heat sources or cold spots.

If this is so, then it is best to relocate your thermostat to an isolated area far from these sources. Observe if the inconsistency with the room temperature remains the same. If not, then you have solved the problem. Otherwise, call a licensed AC specialist in Brisbane.


Failure to Properly Switch On and Off Your Unit

If you are manually switching on and off your unit, then it is already an indication that your thermostat has to be recalibrated. This has to be done so your HVAC will not need to work overtime. Call us on 0419 701 646.


Aircon Suddenly Shutting Down

This may be due to several factors, including wiring issues with your thermostat. So if you experience a periodic shutting down of your aircon, it is best to consult this matter with reliable aircon service and repair specialists in Clontarf, Balmoral, Bribie Island, Bulimba, Green Slopes, Hawthorne, Morningside, Noosa, North Brisbane, North Lakes, Redcliffe, South Brisbane, and North Lakes . We will take action on this matter, immediately.


Simple To-Do Things to Help Fix Thermostat Issues

When you experience the above things with your air conditioning unit, it is best to consider the following:


Time for some thermostat cleaning

Dust and grime can build up inside your thermostat. When this happens, it can make your thermostat work inconsistently. Get an AC technician to do this for you to ensure your thermostat is clean and working efficiently. Talk to us.


Level the thermostat correctly

This is a common issue among old aircon models. So ensure your AC technician looks closely at it so it will be levelled correctly, otherwise it will not keep up the right temperature measurement.


Program defect on your thermostat

If you think thermostat issues only happen with old models, then you better think again. Although the levelling of your AC’s thermostat may not be a problem for computerised systems, a problem you need to deal with is the incorrect programming of some of these.

So, if your AC is running a smart thermostat, it is best to ask one of our AC specialists to help you with it. We are happy to help.


Improper thermostat installation

Another possible reason for a thermostat malfunction is improper installation. You’ll quickly identify if this is the case once you see loose wires on your thermostat. If you see one, avoid pulling out the thermostat on your own. Rather, call a reliable AC technician to handle this for you.



Thermostat plays an important function to the overall efficiency of your air conditioning system. Choose an experienced air conditioning expert to handle the installation, repair and maintenance of your system. Learn more about the different locations we service in Queensland.