1. The placement of the thermostatYou cannot place a thermostat wherever you want. You have to make sure that you choose the right place to install the unit. Moreover, you also have to pay close attention to minor details like –
- It should not be placed close to a door.
- You should not place the unit in a place where there is direct sunlight
2. A dirty thermostatJust like any other part, you need to ensure that you clean the thermostat regularly. This is important, especially in the case of older thermostats. All you have to do is take a clean piece of paper or napkin and clean the grime off the contacts.
3. The level of the thermostatThe portability factor is one of the biggest challenges of having a thermostat. Just in case you decide to shift or change the place where it is installed, you have to make sure that you level it properly. The thermometer will not work correctly if the level of the thermostat is not correct.
4. An old thermostatHaving an old thermostat on its own is a big problem. Just like any other part of a machine, even a thermostat has an expiry date. The minute you know that your thermostat has given way, you need to change it immediately.
5. Problems with battery-operated thermostatsSome thermostats operate on a battery. One of the biggest challenges with battery-operated thermostats is that you must change it now and then so that it can work/function properly. Here are a few things you can do.
- Instead of regular batteries, opt for rechargeable ones. This will work out a lot cheaper, and such batteries last for a more extended period
- Keep track of the dates when you change the battery; this way, you will know when to replace them.