Troubleshooting Your Carrier Thermostat

January 5, 2023


A reliable, durable and comfort-providing air conditioning device is the favoured family home appliance. But when it fails to pull out hot air and push in cold air, it can become annoying. If you’re facing carrier thermostat or air conditioning issues, there are some ways that you can troubleshoot them.

There are many minor issues that you can easily fix by yourself without requiring professional help from a reputed HVAC contractor.

Some ways you can troubleshoot minor carrier thermostat issues will be discussed thoroughly in this blog post.

Also Read: How To Keep Bugs Away From Your HVAC Equipment

Benefits Of Carrier Products

Carrier products are famous for their efficiency and have been able to maintain a good reputation for decades. Their products continue to receive positive user reviews and are well-rated year after year. These carrier products are known for their reliability and durability, environmental friendliness, energy efficiency and for being quiet.

Inspect Power Source

If your air conditioner refuses to make your room cool, then it may not be your machine’s fault. The carrier thermostat may be the real culprit for the problem. This issue is very easy to tackle and may need a little programming attention. It could possibly be a power source issue, especially if the screen is black.

Go on to check the breakers in the circuit panel and make sure the HVAC system is receiving power. You should make sure that all the circuits are in their “on” positions and are not unintentionally flipped over to the “off” position, and neither of the positions should be in between the “on” and “off.” Also, change the batteries to make sure that the thermostat is getting power constantly.

Review Thermostat Settings

Another simple yet important thermostat troubleshooting step is to check the thermostat settings. Make sure that the thermostat is set to cool and that it accidentally didn’t get switched over to heat. If your thermostat is programmable, check that the settings match your needs and fix them if they are not up to your expectations.

The fan settings can also cause some problems with your thermostat. If the fan is set to “ON,” then it will keep running even if the air conditioner is not running. But setting it to the “AUTO” option ensures that the fan will only run while the air conditioner is running. If the fan runs constantly, you will feel warm air coming out when you turn on your device. So setting it to the appropriate option can help you troubleshoot the problem with your thermostat.

Check Wires And Connections

If you are facing some problems with your thermostat, go and remove the box from the wall and start checking the wires and the connections. If you find that the wires are old and are damaged or frayed, strip them down to the shiny wire and reconnect them for a better and strong connection. Moreover, check all the screws and the wires to make sure that all the connections are tight and the cables are connected well with the thermostat.

If the thermostat is consistently creating problems and it is becoming very hard for it to work, its location may be the root of the problem. You should check that the thermostat is not placed tight up against the wall that receives a lot of heat or is placed at the very top of the room where it will capture excessive heat that gets gathered in the room.

Clean Your Thermostat

A dirty carrier thermostat may not function very well, affecting the performance of your HVAC system. Try to clean your thermostat so that it fixes the issue. Use a compressed can to clean the interior of the thermostat so that the connections and wires don’t get damaged.

Maintenance And Care

You should get basic maintenance for your HVAC system at least once a year. Moreover, don’t forget to change the filters after every few months and change the batteries of your thermostat before they get too low. Maintaining your system can help you avoid severe damage to the system.

About Nor-Can Heating & Air

Nor-Can Heating & Air is an Edmonton-based HVAC installation, maintenance, and repair company. At Nor-Can Heating & Air, our expert HVAC technicians maintain, repair, and install air conditioning, heating, thermostats and ventilation units. We also offer dependable humidifier repair and replacement services for all makes and models. Learn more about Nor-Can Heating & Air and our services.

Planning to install a reliable Carrier thermostat for your home? Contact us now.


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