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Trying to fix your thermostat and not quite sure what the problem is or how to remedy it? We've been there! Check out this About.com video to see how to do it successfully.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Troubleshoot and Repair a Thermostat

Hi I'm Beth Allen, founder of Hipchicks, and I'm here for About.com to show you how to troubleshoot and repair a thermostat. 

Troubleshooting a Thermostat Issue

If you find that your heating system is not working efficiently or not working at all, one of the first steps you want to take is to go to the circuit breaker box and see that the switch is still on or check to see if a fuse is blown if you have a fuse box.  The next step is to go to your furnace itself and make sure that the power switch is on. 

Repairing Your Thermostat

Next, check to see that your thermostat is in working order.  Remove the external casing and check that the thermostat is free of any cobwebs, that there are no loose connections, and that it is secure and level against your wall.  Never touch any of the wire components with the cover removed.  You may or may not know whether you have a high voltage or low voltage thermostat just from looking at it. 

Safety Note About Repairing Your Themostat

So if you are unsure and need repair or replace it, consider contacting your heating, ventilation and air conditioning professional.  Those are some tips on how to troubleshoot and repair a thermostat. For more information, go to About.com.

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