Your thermostat serves as the “brain” of your HVAC systems, enabling you to choose when your heating or cooling unit turns on and what temperature your home will be. Ideally, your thermostat will never interfere with the performance of your furnace. The components in your heater will function as they’re supposed to regardless of what temperature you set your thermostat at, after all.
However, problems with your thermostat can impact your ability to control your furnace, and as such can be just as aggravating a problem as a malfunctioning heater. Keep reading to learn more about how a faulty thermostat can affect your entire heating system.