Glancing at your home’s thermostat to see the temperature is something you do without thinking until you notice the screen has no readings. If your thermostat isn’t working correctly, a professional technician from an HVAC company will be able to troubleshoot and repair the thermostat. If your thermostat isn’t working correctly, here are several reasons your thermostat’s screen is blank in your Apopka, FL, home.

The Thermostat Is Off

The temperature readings won’t display on a thermostat that has no power. Someone else in the home could have turned off the thermostat without your knowledge. Check to see if the thermostat is on to determine what’s wrong with the display panel.

The Batteries Are Dead

If the thermostat is in the on position and the screen is still blank, the thermostat isn’t getting any power. For a battery-powered thermostat, the batteries could be dead. A good practice is to perform regular maintenance on your thermostat, just like replacing the smoke detectors’ batteries during daylight savings time.

The Circuit Breaker Needs Resetting

The next most straightforward solution for a thermostat with no power is a tripped circuit breaker. If this is the problem, a switch inside the electrical panel won’t align with the rest. Once the misaligned switch is back on, it should fix the problem.

The Thermostat Housing Needs Cleaning

Something as simple as small dust particles can keep the thermostat from working correctly. If removing the cover to the thermostat reveals dust buildup or caked gunk on the inside, it’s most likely the problem. Cleaning the inside of the thermostat with canned air will remove the dust and debris.

If the thermostat is getting power and the screen is still blank, the thermostat may need replacing. Only a trained HVAC technician should install a thermostat. Call ACR Air Conditioning & Refrigeration today to schedule an appointment for your thermostat installation.

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