For your HVAC to run efficiently, all the various parts of the components must be working well. Specifically, the thermostat is your direct line of communication with your HVAC system. It ensures that the conditions in your home are both safe and comfortable.
As winter approaches, you want to make sure that your HVAC’s thermostat is in good shape, or you risk coming home to a chilly home. The problem is that most people don’t know when it’s time to get a new thermostat until it’s too late.
Here are a few signs you need to consider a replacement soon:
Faulty Thermostat Readings
Thermostat readings ensure that areas around your home don’t get too hot or cold. To verify whether the temperature in your home matches what is listed on your thermostat, a portable indoor thermometer can be used for a test. If the readings don’t match, then the thermostat’s sensor might be malfunctioning.
HVAC Improperly Turning On/Off
As mentioned earlier, the primary function of a thermostat is to communicate with your HVAC system. It sends signals to cause your system to either raise or lower the temperature. When problems arise with your thermostat, the signals do not register with the system, and it may unexpectedly turn on or shut off. Faulty or damaged wiring is just one of the root causes.
Thermostat Fails to Respond to Changed Settings
A normal functioning thermostat should respond the moment you change the temperature settings. Typically, you’ll hear small clicking sounds when you make the changes, and your HVAC system immediately starts. If your HVAC system doesn’t come on the moment you make these changes, then there could be a problem.
Thermostat Is Too Old
As with all other systems, your thermostat will eventually become old and outdated. The lifespan of most home thermostats is 10 years, and replacing yours sooner may be needed as newer, more efficient thermostats enter the market.
If you think you may need a thermostat repair or replacement, contact Bon Air Service Co. today!
Call our office at 972-264-2244 or contact us online.
We can schedule one of our expert technicians to determine if repair or replacement is the most cost-effective option for you.