As fall dawns on El Paso, TX, it’s best to ensure that your HVAC system is operating in peak conditions for the heating activities to come. Thermostats play a critical role in the efficient functioning of your HVAC system. If you’re experiencing thermostat trouble, here’s how you know it’s time to get a replacement.
Your System Cycles On and Off More Often
The heating and cooling prompt from your HVAC comes from your thermostat’s temperature readings. If your thermostat is suffering from damage such as frayed wiring components, it may fail to send prompts, causing your system to turn on or off prematurely.
Your thermostat may also send incorrect readings, causing fluctuations in temperatures throughout your home. It’s recommended that you check your indoor temperature with a thermometer to compare with the thermostat’s readings. If there’s a difference, this is a sure sign you need to hire an HVAC technician to either fix your thermostat or install a new one.
Higher Energy Bills
Inaccurate readings from your thermostat may cause your system to operate inefficiently and for longer periods. Moreover, the constant cycling on and off of your system ends up using more energy than necessary. As a result, you can expect an increase in your heating and cooling bills. You might be able to avoid costly repair bills by upgrading to a new smart or programmable thermostat.
You’re Using an Old Thermostat
Old HVAC systems more often than not use traditional thermostats that don’t offer any features that can help reduce energy usage. The average lifespan for a thermostat is bout 12-15 years. However, new, more energy-efficient thermostats are hitting the market all the time.
Upgrading to a smart or programmable thermostat allows you to enjoy controlled and efficient temperatures that suit your indoor conditions and desires. Modern thermostats also offer you more control over your HVAC system even when you’re not at home.
Ensuring your thermostat is in peak condition works to improve how your HVAC system influences your comfort. Contact our experts at Dynamic Heating & Cooling, Refrigeration for HVAC repairs and replacement services.
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