With another hot and humid summer soon to arrive in Greer, SC, it’s time to start thinking about your air conditioning system. One part of your HVAC system you probably haven’t considered is your thermostat, though this too has the potential to affect the cooling of your home. In this article, we discuss five signs it’s time to get your thermostat replaced.
Your HVAC Keeps Turning Off and On
If your air conditioner is constantly turning itself on and off all of its own accord, it might be due to a wiring problem in the thermostat. Especially if it is older, poor communication with the HVAC system due to frayed or damaged wiring is likely the issue.
Your Thermostat Is Old
Nothing lasts forever, and some things don’t last very long at all. A standard thermostat lasts around 10 years before needing replacing. If your unit is creeping past 10 years, it’s time for a replacement.
Inaccurate Temperature Readings
Does your thermostat says it’s 75 degrees but you feel like it’s 80? Aging and broken controllers no longer read temperatures correctly and show false readings.
Energy Bills Have Risen
Malfunctioning thermostats cause your air conditioner to use more energy than normal, a change reflected in your monthly electric bill. Sometimes the shift is gradual, but other times it’s a sharp enough rise to make you think you need AC repair.
Unit Doesn’t Respond to Instructions
A tell-tale sign of a thermostat on the fritz is one that doesn’t seem to get the memo when you go to change settings. Failure to respond to commands is a sure sign it’s time to replace your thermostat.
Spring is a great time to make changes in your life. Improving your HVAC system is a good place to start. If you’re in the market for a new thermostat and would like to know more about our available selection, give us a call today at Home Comfort Solutions Heating & Air!
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