I knew there was something wrong with the thermostat when it was only showing a blank screen and not responding to anything.
I honestly wasn’t sure why, I wasn’t sure what could cause a thermostat to have issues. But I did know one thing, which is that if the thermostat didn’t work, neither did the A/C. So in a rush to get a new thermostat, I bought the nearest one I could find. Now admittedly, the thermostat I chose was not a good one, but it wasn’t meant to be a permanent solution, only a temporary one while I look for a better one and do my research. I was able to install the new thermostat myself, and I noticed that the old thermostat had frayed wires, which I assume was the issue. Thankfully, even though the new thermostat was cheap, it did work like it was supposed to, and that gave me enough time to start looking into much better and nicer thermostats. Like one of the ones I was looking at is a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats are definitely nicer to look at and very modern, however, they are a bit on the pricey side, but they also come with a lot of benefits. I plan on doing a lot of research into the different types of thermostats and models, before choosing the right one for me. When it comes to things like this, proper research is very important. I’m glad I won’t feel rushed to buy one either, with my temporary dial thermostat being in place.