Thermostats give you control over your HVAC system. A working thermostat ensures that your home is safe and comfortable. Here are four signs that you should replace your current thermostat in Cary, NC.
1. HVAC System Short Cycling
The thermostat controls the HVAC system, telling it to warm or cool a room. If the HVAC system keeps turning on and off and doesn’t take prompts from the thermostat, the problem might be with the thermostat. This happens when the wiring inside the thermostat frays or sustains damages or the connection between the thermostat and the HVAC breaks.
2. Incorrect Readings
A thermostat records the ambient temperature in a room and sends instructions to the HVAC system to continue running, slow down, or stop. If the thermostat records the wrong temperature readings, the HVAC may continue running even after reaching the desired temperature or might stop before it reaches the desired temperature.
Incorrect temperature readings occur when the sensor in the thermostat fails from misuse, a defect, or old age. Use a portable thermometer to verify the temperature in your home.
3. High Energy Bill
A defective thermostat may cause the HVAC system to work for long hours, increasing your energy bills. It might also cause the system to short-cycle several times within an hour, which further leads to high energy consumption. Many factors can result in an increase in energy bills, so allow a technician to audit and perform maintenance on your HVAC system.
4. Old and Outdated Thermostat
If your thermostat is at least 10 years old, you may need a new one. You may also want to purchase a new thermostat to take advantage of the innovations in the market. Homeowners using a traditional thermostat can upgrade with a programmable or smart thermostat.
These newer thermostats learn your heating and cooling patterns to keep your home comfortable at all times. Call us at Airmakers Heating & Cooling, LLC in Cary, NC, for residential and commercial HVAC services, indoor air quality, and thermostat services.
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