With summer approaching rapidly, you need to know if you can rely upon your HVAC system to keep your home cool. However, some of the issues you experience aren’t the fault of the HVAC system itself but the thermostat. Below are five signs you need a new HVAC thermostat for your Sarasota, FL home.
Higher Energy Bills
While you look for ways to lower your energy bills, your thermostat sometimes works against you. When your thermostat doesn’t read the temperature correctly, it causes your system to work harder and use more energy. When your system uses more energy, this leads to higher utility costs.
Home is Too Hot or Too Cold
The thermostat for your HVAC system controls the temperature. A faulty thermostat doesn’t keep your home at the temperature you desire. You may notice that the temperature in your home is too hot or too cold for your liking.
Incorrect Thermostat Readings
The display on your thermostat should display the correct temperature in your home. Sometimes the sensor in the thermostat malfunctions for a number of reasons and either doesn’t display the correct temperature or anything at all.
No HVAC Response
When you change the setting on your thermostat to a lower temperature in the summer, it should immediately activate your HVAC system. Another sign you need a new thermostat is if your HVAC system won’t shut off once it reaches your desired temperature.
A thermostat has a lifespan of about 10 years before it becomes outdated. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, or one with a needle, it’s past time to replace it with a new one. Older thermostats have a harder time maintaining the efficiency of your HVAC system.
Don’t let your old thermostat give you problems this summer. Contact Custom Air & Plumbing today to learn how a new HVAC thermostat helps your air conditioning and heating systems and can even enhance your indoor air quality.
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