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Thermostat Repair Cost Guide

If you are a homeowner, then it is likely that you rely on your thermostat on a daily basis to ensure that your home stays a comfortable temperature at all times. Often times, home owners take thermostats for granted until they run into a situation where the device stops working. When this happens, it is possible that the temperature readings within the house could be off, resulting in the space being too hot or too cold. In such situations, it will be necessary not only to diagnose the specific problem, but to have a professional HVAC company repair it. After all, thermostat repairs are generally best left to the experts.

National Repair a Thermostat Costs

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National Repair a Thermostat Costs
Average reported cost $203
Number of Cost Profiles 354 cost profiles
Minimum reported cost $55
Maximum reported cost $569
Most homeowners spent between: $131 to $215

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Common Thermostat Problems

Thermostats are relatively complex devices, so there are a number of problems that can occur with a thermostat and cause it to stop functioning properly. One of the most common issues associated with thermostats is that of faulty wiring. In such situations, the only possible way to repair the device will be to have the thermostat re-wired by a professional electrician. This may mean cutting into the wall in order to replace the wiring.

Another common problem with thermostats is that of its placement. For example, if a thermostat is placed in the basement of a home for whatever reason, it may receive an inaccurate reading of the rest of the home's temperature. In such situations, the thermostat will need to be relocated, which will result in rewiring and installation of the device in a better location.

Of course, a thermostat that fails to function properly could also be the result of a blown fuse or tripped circuit. This is the only thermostat repair that should be attempted by the homeowner him or herself, as it simply involves resetting the circuit breaker or replacing the bad fuse.

Average Costs for Thermostat Repair

Depending on the specific problem that the thermostat is having, there is a wide range of pricing for repairs. In general, however, homeowners pay between $200 and $300 for residential thermostat repair. Furthermore, homeowners should not expect to pay more than $450 for such a repair, and it is best to call around to find the best deal on an expert repair. This will ensure that the homeowner gets the job done by a trained professional and for the best price.

Last updated on May 19, 2016

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