A thermostat controls your HVAC system to ensure that it maintains comfortable temperatures in your Ladson, SC, home. Many people don’t recognize the importance of this device until it starts to malfunction. Here are some signs it’s time for a new thermostat:
HVAC System Randomly Turns On and Off
The thermostat signals the HVAC system to increase or decrease temperatures. When the device has damaged wiring or becomes outdated, it loses the connection with the heating and cooling systems and stops sending these prompts.
Consequently, the HVAC system starts turning on and off randomly. Failure to replace the thermostat as soon as possible can cause premature breakdown and increase your energy bills. A service technician can diagnose this issue during regular HVAC maintenance.
You Have an Analog Thermostat
When using an analog thermostat, you need to slide a lever or turn a button to set the desired temperatures. These thermostats offer basic features. You should consider replacing them with modern digital thermostats to enjoy advanced benefits.
A smart or programmable thermostat is better because it allows you to regulate indoor temperatures more accurately. The accurate control allows you to save on energy bills.
Moreover, a smart thermostat allows you to monitor the temperatures in your Ladson, SC, home remotely via your smartphone or computer. For example, you can program it to warm your house or turn off th eHVAC system when you are at work or on vacation.
Faulty Temperature Readings
Thermostats use sensors to measure the temperatures in your home. They use these readings to signal the HVAC system to turn on or off at a moment’s notice. A faulty device is likely to register incorrect temperatures and prevent the HVAC system from heating or cooling your home properly.
If you suspect that your device has the wrong readings, you can measure current temperatures with an indoor thermometer. If the temperature doesn’t match the thermostat’s readings, consider replacing it.
In summary, replacing your old or outdated thermostat with a smart or programmable model will make your Ladson, SC, home more comfortable this fall. Contact our service technicians at Berkeley Heating & Air Conditioning for reliable HVAC services.
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