Could it be Time to Replace Your Thermostat Batteries?
Is your furnace broken?
Are you panicking about no heat in the middle of the winter?
Before you call the professionals, check your batteries!
While you’re right to worry if your furnace isn’t working, it might not be a sign of a larger problem. In many cases, a thermostat issue can cause the heat to go out. If you have a digital thermostat, it may be the batteries causing the problem!
Ignoring that Low Battery Display? Don’t Wait!
We all have those chores that we swear we’ll get to one of these days.
Don’t let changing your batteries be one of them! Most models of programmable thermostats will display or flash some type of low battery symbol when the batteries are on their last legs.
This warning usually starts 1-2 months before the batteries are completely dead, but if you put it off, you could end up with no heat!
Don’t take it from us – take it from one of our customers who had this exact issue!
"When I have a concern about my ancient furnace or AC, CMR finds a way to get to my house fast and solve the problem. This time, though, when my wife told me that our heat wasn't coming on, I asked her a few questions. She mentioned that the readout on our thermostat wasn't showing. That tipped me off that the batteries in the thermostat might be bad. Sure enough, we replaced the batteries and the readout appeared. Moments later, the furnace kicked on. Problem solved!" – Nick S., Ann Arbor
Consult the owner’s manual for your individual thermostat, because the proper procedure to replace the batteries may vary. If you’re still not sure how to do it correctly, call the furnace repair pros in Ann Arbor! A technician from CMR Mechanical can help you change the batteries and make sure the rest of your furnace is in working condition.