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Why Does My Thermostat Click When It Comes On?

Each time that your thermostat comes on, you may hear a faint clicking noise. In most cases, it will be barely audible, but it is important to note that even a loud noise isn’t usually a cause for alarm. Let’s take a look at why the click occurs and what you can do to dampen the noise if you don’t like hearing it.

Why Does the Thermostat Click?

The reason why the thermostat clicks when it comes on is that it is sending power to the heating or cooling system. When the signal reaches the furnace or AC, it will begin the process of generating and distributing warm or cool air to the rest of the house. When the air reaches your preferred temperature, the thermostat will tell the furnace or AC to stop creating hot or cold air.

Most Thermostats Will Click

Your thermostat will likely click when it turns on regardless of how old it is or if it is considered to be a smart unit. Instead, you should be more concerned if it doesn’t click as it could be the result of an electrical short or other type of problem. You should also be concerned if the furnace or air conditioner doesn’t come on soon after you hear the clicking noise.

What Can You Do to Make the Thermostat Quieter?

If the clicking is too loud for your tastes, you can add insulation near where the thermostat sits on the wall. This will help deaden some of the noise without interfering with this component’s ability to function properly. If you are having any issues with your thermostat, you should call a technician from Oconee Climate Control in Eatonton to inspect it. The same is true if you are having problems with your furnace or AC.

The next time that you need help with your home heating and cooling components, give Oconee Climate Control a call today. We will also be able to help inspect your air conditioner or furnace or provide indoor air quality assessments in a friendly and timely manner.

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