During the winter in Lumberton, NC, you rely on your thermostat to help keep your home at a comfortable temperature. While you might expect to adjust your thermostat on occasion, it’s quite a shock to see it with a blank screen. Here are five things that could be the culprit when your thermostat’s screen is blank.

Dust Buildup

Dust impacts indoor air quality and electronics, and it even gets behind your thermostat’s cover. An easy solution is to take a compressed air sprayer and carefully spray the wires to remove any dust you see. Once you’re finished spraying with compressed air, put the cover back on properly.

Furnace Door is Open

Some thermostats have a greater sensitivity than others, and this is an issue that service technicians come across every once in a while. Sometimes your furnace door opens slightly, causing your thermostat to shut off. If your furnace door is open, close it securely, which should return power to your thermostat.

Tripped Breakers

A tripped breaker or blown fuse is another common reason you have a blank thermostat screen. Check your electrical or fuse box to see if this is the issue. If it is, flip the breaker back or replace the fuse, and you should once more have power to your thermostat.

Wiring Issues

Wiring issues also result in a blank thermostat screen. Such issues include loose wires, wires chewed by rodents or corroded wires. Since wires conduct electricity, it’s best to contact a service technician for maintenance and repair.

Old Thermostat

Thermostats typically last 10 to 20 years, but sometimes they wear out before then. When it’s time to replace your thermostat, call a professional to help you install a new one.

Don’t let HVAC issues leave you in the cold this winter. Contact our team at Bass Air Conditioning Company for all your HVAC repair, installation and maintenance needs from ventilation to thermostats.

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