Why is My Digital Thermostat Not Working?

You rely on your digital thermostat to communicate with your HVAC system and tell it how much cooler or warmer it should make your home. However, if your thermostat is malfunctioning, you may find that your home is much hotter or colder than you’d like it to be.

Whenever you notice signs that your digital thermostat isn’t working properly, it’s important to have the system inspected by a professional. From there, they can recommend either repairs or a unit replacement to keep your home nice and comfortable.

Common Causes of Digital Thermostat Issues

Wiring Issues

Wiring issues with your home’s digital thermostat can cause the screen to go blank or even completely cut off power, among other things. If you believe that wiring problems are contributing to your digital thermostat issues, get in touch with a heating, cooling and indoor air quality professional. Many times, wiring issues can be repaired and won’t require a complete thermostat replacement.

Poor Positioning

Your digital thermostat’s placement is much more important than you may think. For example, a thermostat that was installed near a window will likely read higher temperatures as direct sunlight hits the unit. Your thermostat will think the temperature is higher than it actually is, causing your heating and air conditioning system to turn on and off before your set temperature is actually reached. Meanwhile, installing a thermostat too close to heat-producing appliances can also cause it to read a higher temperature. If your thermostat was installed in a poor position, get in touch with a professional to discuss having the thermostat moved to a better location within your home.

The Unit is 10-15 Years Old

Just like the rest of the HVAC and indoor air quality equipment within your home, thermostats become less accurate and reliable as they age. Generally speaking, if your thermostat is within 10-15 years of age, it might be time to have the system replaced. However, with proper cleaning and maintenance, you’ll likely be able to keep your thermostat operating at its peak for longer.

Thermostat Needs to Be Cleaned

Despite your best efforts to keep your home free of any dust or gunk, thermostat issues can commonly be caused by dust and dirt buildup. Cleaning the system thoroughly will remove any buildup and will help the system read temperatures more accurately and effectively.

Thermostat Services Improve Home Comfort and Safety

Novak Heating and Air knows that you don’t compromise when it comes to the safety and comfort of your family and home. To keep them both protected from any issues, make sure to call on a team of experts for professional thermostat services.

By having the proper installation or repair service performed, you can keep your family safe and comfortable during the hot summer and cold winter months.

Contact Novak for Thermostat Repair and Installation Services

Whenever your Hiawatha or Cedar Rapids, IA area home is in need of thermostat services, don’t hesitate to get in contact with Novak Heating and Air. Our professional air conditioner and heating technicians are highly trained and experienced, and they’re ready to help you with whatever digital thermostat issues that you might have. Schedule an appointment with us today!

What Does It Mean to Be a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer?

If you’ve been in the market for HVAC services, you may have seen that some companies will display that they are a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer. This is a sign that they have met rigorous standards and completed thorough training to maintain licenses and certifications required by Carrier.

Novak Heating and Air is proud to be among the companies which have gained Carrier Factory Authorization. Keep reading to discover what it means to be an authorized dealer and learn the benefits of working with companies which have earned this distinct authorization.

Benefits of Working With Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers

Insured and Licensed Technicians

Maintaining Carrier Factory Authorization requires technicians to be insured and licensed. This allows you to be certain that you’re hiring the best technicians for the job. If anything goes wrong with your Carrier equipment, you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that authorized Carrier dealers will honor warranties for any HVAC equipment or HVAC systems that are eligible.

Expert Knowledge

Your technician’s job is not just to install or repair your home’s heating and cooling system. It’s also to provide sound and reliable advice and information on the best course of action for your home’s comfort systems.

Carrier authorized technicians have seen it all when it comes to Carrier products. Whether you need a technician to help you decide if you need repairs or a replacement, or you need help finding the perfect HVAC system for your home, an authorized technician can help.

Experience With Carrier Products

Heating, air conditioning and indoor air quality technicians with companies which have earned Carrier Factory Authorization must go through regular training sessions with Carrier Corporation products to ensure that they are experienced with the latest technologies and products. Trusting Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers with your home’s HVAC needs ensures that your technicians have experience with the very products they are repairing, installing, or maintaining in your home.

How to Become a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer

Becoming a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer is no small feat. In order to ensure its factory authorized dealers maintain high customer service scores, Carrier requires dealers to keep up with rigorous standards and complete training sessions. This is further demonstrated by requiring dealers to offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for customers.

Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers must also maintain the necessary licenses and hold proper liability coverage. Additionally, they must be able to honor all warranties offered by Carrier. 

Becoming Carrier Factory Authorized can be difficult, but after gaining authorization, you’ll be able to show your potential customers that you’re among the best companies in the industry.

Contact Novak to Work with a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer

You don’t want to trust the safety and comfort of your home to just any company. Instead, whenever your home is in need of HVAC installations, repairs, or maintenance, get in touch with a company that has earned Carrier Factory Authorization.

Novak Heating and Air is proud to have completed the necessary training and certifications to become a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer. For all of your home’s heating and air conditioning needs, get in contact with our team of trained and certified technicians.