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Why Does My HVAC Thermostat Stay in Recovery Mode?

Is your HVAC thermostat seemingly stuck in recovery mode? This can be frustrating, especially during spring and summer when you need your HVAC system to work efficiently. We’re here to help you understand why your HVAC thermostat is in recovery mode and how to fix it.

Recent Programming Changes

If you have recently changed your thermostat’s programming, it may take some time to adjust it to the new settings. During this adjustment period, your thermostat will be in recovery mode. This is perfectly normal, and it can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days for your HVAC thermostat to regulate the temperature properly.

Power Surges

Power surges can also cause your HVAC thermostat to go into recovery mode. If your home experiences a power outage, there are several steps to take to stay safe and restore normal HVAC functioning.

But if it’s just a power surge, it can cause your thermostat to reset and go into recovery mode. To fix this issue, try turning off the power to your HVAC system and turning it back on after a few minutes.

Air Filters

Dirty air filters can cause your HVAC system to work harder than it needs to, leading to inefficiency and increased energy consumption. This can cause your thermostat to go into recovery mode as it tries to regulate the temperature. To avoid this issue, change your air filters regularly and maintain your HVAC system.

Thermostat Malfunction

If none of the above issues cause your thermostat to be in recovery mode, you could have a malfunctioning device. In this case, it’s best to give us a call, and we can have a professional HVAC service technician diagnose and fix the issue.

Experiencing a thermostat being in recovery mode isn’t unusual. Understanding the reasons behind this occurrence and taking the necessary steps to prevent it can help keep your HVAC system working efficiently and effectively. If you’re still having issues with your HVAC thermostat, contact Woodruff and Smith Heating and Cooling, Inc. for HVAC diagnosis and repair.

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