Thermostat Not Working
Thermostat not working? Read our guide to troubleshoot your thermostat in no time with some simple tips.
Thermostats have come a long way in the past few years. And many of us now rely on wireless thermostats – or smart home tech like Hive Active Heating – to control our central heating and hot water to warm up our homes.
It’s always important to know how to use your thermostat properly and to be able solve issues if things go wrong. So, here’s our guide to troubleshooting your wireless thermostat.
One of the most common reasons for wireless room thermostats not working properly is the batteries running out. Thankfully it’s a simple fix, and most thermostats take standard AA batteries. But always check the manual for full instructions on how to replace the batteries.
Most wireless thermostats monitor the target temperature that you want to achieve, and the actual temperature that the thermostat is sensing. This means your heating won’t turn on if it’s already warm enough in your home – helping you use less energy and save money.
The Energy Saving Trust recommends heating your home to between 18 to 21 degrees Celsius. So, if your central heating isn’t coming on, it might be because your target temperature is set equal to, or lower than the actual temperature of your home. To switch the heating back on, simply turn the dial to increase your target temperature until it’s higher than the actual temperature.
Setting up heating and hot water schedules are a great way of making sure your home’s the right temperature, at the right times. And by only having your heating on when you actually need it, you’ll use less energy and lower your energy bills.
When it comes to setting a schedule, all thermostats are different – so always check the manual before you start.
Here is the instructions for setting a schedule on a Hive smart thermostat: