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Time for a Thermostat Replacement? Know the Signs.

Thermostat ReplacementThe thermostat lets you communicate with your HVAC system to keep your indoor climate safe and comfortable. If it’s outdated or broken, it can downgrade your comfort and harm your health. But how do you know when it’s time for thermostat replacement? Here are the top warning signs that indicate you need a thermostat replacement.

An Old or Outdated Thermostat: Time for Thermostat Replacement?

Thermostats that are older than 10 years tend to show signs of wear and aging, such as faulty digital screens and sensors. Consider replacing your thermostat if it’s already lasted 10 years. You should also replace your thermostat if it’s analog or not programmable. You’ll enjoy more accurate temperature control and energy savings if you upgrade to a modern, programmable, digital thermostat.

HVAC Turning On or Off Improperly

When your HVAC system turns on or off improperly, it may be time to consider a replacement. Your thermostat may make your system run continuously due to a problem with the wiring inside it. A faulty thermostat sensor may turn your HVAC system off before it completes the heating and cooling cycles.

Faulty Thermostat Readings

Your thermostat determines whether to signal your HVAC system to turn on or off after measuring the temperature readings from sensors. A faulty thermostat may register incorrect temperatures, leading to your HVAC system not heating or cooling your home properly. If your thermostat is giving inaccurate temperature readings, you may have to replace it. You can confirm the accuracy of your thermostat’s reading by comparing it with that of a portable indoor thermometer.

Temperature Fluctuations

If you’re experiencing constant temperature fluctuations, your thermostat may be to blame. The thermostat may be having a problem that’s making it continually change the settings or not correctly sending a signal to your HVAC system.

Unusually High Energy Bills

Your thermostat could fail to measure the temperature or transmit signals to your HVAC system properly, making your HVAC system work overtime. As a result, your energy bills may skyrocket.

A thermostat replacement may not only improve your comfort but also help you save on energy bills. If you need help solving thermostat issues or any other HVAC problems in the Yuma area, don’t hesitate to contact us at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company.