The thermostat is a central part of the HVAC system. However, you may put off regular maintenance and repair services until it’s too late. The following are some telltale signs your thermostat in Chesapeake, VA, needs replacing:
Thermostat is Too Old
Most thermostats have a lifespan of up to 10 years. Therefore, when your thermostat starts approaching a decade, it’s time to consider replacing it with something more modern and efficient. For example, if you have a non-programmable thermostat, consider getting a programmable model with more advanced customization options.
Unusually High Energy Bills
If the utility bill rates are still the same and you haven’t added any new appliances to your home but notice a spike in your monthly energy bill, schedule a routine maintenance service for your HVAC system. A faulty thermostat will cause the HVAC system to overwork by running many cycles and consume more power. During the routine check-up of your unit, your service technician might advise you to replace the thermostat.
HVAC System Unexpectedly Turning On/Off
The thermostat works in conjunction with the HVAC system to keep your home comfortable. If the wiring inside the thermostat is faulty, it may not properly communicate with the HVAC unit. If you notice that your thermostat is unexpectedly turning your air conditioner or heater on and off, it might be time to buy a replacement with new wiring.
Incorrect Thermostat Readings
Finally, a programmable thermostat will display the readings. If you notice that the display area on the thermostat is blank and registering irregular information regarding the current temperature, you might need to replace it. You use a portable indoor thermometer to verify whether your thermostat is giving accurate temperature readings.
Inaccurate temperature readings on the thermostat might result from a faulty or old sensor. Contact Fair Mechanical for thermostat installation, maintenance and repair services.
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