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Thermostat Batteries: An Often Neglected HVAC Component

Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 11:00 am

There are a number of components to your HVAC systems that you have very little interaction with. However, your thermostat is not one of them. This device controls your entire heating system or cooling system, and essentially serves as its “brain.” Therefore, you need your thermostat to function as it should.

This is why we suggest that you change the batteries in your thermostat on a yearly basis. The last thing you want to do is wake up to discover your HVAC system has failed, when the problem is as simple as dead batteries, which you may not have on hand.

Pay Attention to the Low Battery Indicator

This is one of the easiest—and yet often neglected—methods to determine if your HVAC problems stem from dead or dying batteries in the thermostat. Most thermostats have a light that blinks to indicate that your batteries are on their way out. Others can emit a regular beep to alert you to the problem. Do not ignore these warnings—they are there for a reason!

External and Internal Battery Chambers: What You Should Know

Modern devices and appliances are all about user-friendliness these days. This is why most thermostats now have their battery packs conveniently located right on the front or side of the thermostat. Refer to your user manual to confirm, but the compartment is likely going to be apparent if it’s external.

Internal battery chambers can be a little more tricky. To replace the batteries in this type of thermostat, you’ll need to dislodge the thermostat faceplate from the mount, which usually involves pulling form the bottom first, and then the top, to free it from the wall. On the back of your thermostat, there should be a clearly marked battery compartment. You might need a small screwdriver to release the cover, but chances are that a depressed tab will expose the batteries.

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