Thermostats in Fort Pierce, FL, can sometimes cause a little confusion with their various settings and modes. Use this guide to understand what recovery mode means on your HVAC thermostat and whether it’s something that should concern you.

What’s Recovery Mode?

Some brands of programmable thermostats may have a recovery mode. If that’s the case, the system uses this mode to save energy by gradually raising or lowering your home’s temperature when there’s an upcoming temperature adjustment scheduled.

Normal Use of Recovery Mode

The most common use for this mode is when your programs run and adjust your temperature up or down. Recovery mode will start up to two hours before that program’s set time. For example, if you want the house to be 75 degrees when you arrive home at 6 P.M., the AC system may turn on at 5 P.M. and start to cool your home gradually.

When Recovery Mode Spells Trouble

There are some other times that recovery mode may activate when it may surprise you. You should pay attention to these times because it could indicate a problem with your system.

Those problems can signal something simple like an electrical problem within the HVAC thermostat as it ages, which may need replacing. However, it could also indicate an issue within the system when it’s not effectively heating or cooling your home. It’s best to contact a professional service technician to troubleshoot the problem.

How to Cancel Recovery Mode

If you don’t want to use recovery mode at all, go into the thermostat’s preferences and turn it off. You can get instructions on how to do this from the thermostat’s manual or the manufacturer’s website or helpline.

Waiting to investigate a possible problem with your recovery mode can leave you in an uncomfortable home. Call to schedule your HVAC thermostat repair or replacement with one of our experts at Grimes Heating & Air Conditioning.

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