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How to tell if your thermostat or furnace is broken

Woman adjusting the thermostat on the wall

Is your furnace acting up, or is it your thermostat that’s the problem? At Plomberie Chauffage Normand, you can count on our experienced team to install and repair a variety of heating systems, including hot air and hot water furnaces. We serve several cities on the island of Montreal, including Lachine and LaSalle. Here are a few tips to help you determine if your heating issues are due to your thermostat or furnace.

Conduct basic checks If your heating issues are due to a faulty thermostat, getting it replaced will be quick and inexpensive. However, if your furnace is the culprit, the solution may be more pricy. Therefore, you should ask yourself the following questions before making any purchases or service calls:

  • Is the furnace turned off?

  • Is the furnace door ajar?

  • Is the main power turned on?

  • Do the batteries in the thermostat need to be replaced?

  • Is the furnace filter dirty?

  • Is the filter out of alignment?

Signs to watch for There are a few telltale signs that may indicate whether your thermostat or furnace is to blame for your heating issues. Thermostat The following clues may indicate that you need to repair or replace your thermostat:

  • It’s several years old

  • The batteries drain very quickly

  • It no longer connects to your home’s Wi-Fi

  • It won’t hold a set temperature

Furnace If your thermostat is fairly new and has been correctly installed, your furnace could be to blame for your heating issues. Furthermore, if you've neglected to have it regularly maintained and inspected by a professional, chances are you'll need to have it repaired or replaced, especially if it still has a lot of life left in it. The best way to avoid any unexpected issues is to get your heating system inspected annually by an expert who can detect and repair minor problems before they become major issues. Plomberie Chauffage Normand: heating specialists in Montreal and Lachine Is your heating system acting up or do you want to convert it to improve your home’s energy efficiency? If you live on the island of Montreal, you can count on our certified technicians to install and repair any type of heating equipment, including furnaces. Contact us today for a free quote.


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