Your thermostat enables you communicate with your HVAC system and ensures correct temperatures throughout your home. If yours is inefficient, it may be causing problems that are more than just minor inconveniences. In this blog, heating and cooling company A STAR Air Conditioning and Heating shares the signs that you need a new thermostat.
Thermostat is Unresponsive — If the thermostat doesn’t respond when you change your temperature settings, or the system isn’t heating or cooling as the settings indicate that it should, then you may have a faulty thermostat. Before resorting to a replacement, make sure you’ve taken the appropriate troubleshooting steps, including resetting the thermostat, replacing its batteries and cleaning its contacts.
Display Doesn’t Light Up — A thermostat display that doesn’t light up may just require new batteries. Barring that, you may need to have it replaced. When you do, take it as an opportunity to upgrade. If you have a thermostat that supports a single setting, consider replacing it with a 5-2 programmable thermostat. A 5-2 thermostat has one setting for weekdays and another for weekends. If you have different schedules for Saturdays and Sundays, select a thermostat that supports 5-1-1 settings. Your air conditioner repair contractor can help you choose the appropriate one for your home and schedule.
HVAC System Stops and Starts Repeatedly — A failing thermostat can result in an HVAC system that stops and starts repeatedly, which could place additional strain on the system. If this isn’t a recent occurrence and the HVAC system began doing this shortly after installation, the problem may be caused by an oversized HVAC system.
Settings “Jump” When You Change Them— Your thermostat needs to be accurate. If yours happens to “jump” a few degrees when you change its settings, it may already be due for replacement. An inaccurate thermostat will not only make your home uncomfortable, it can also cause an unwelcome increase in your utility bills.
A STAR Air Conditioning and Heating is your leading provider of HVAC services, including thermostat replacement and heat pump repair. Give us a call at (954) 212-9816 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.