If you notice your thermostat is having problems controlling the temperature and preventing overheating and excess cooling in your home, there are a number of possible reasons for this. While it’s essential for your HVAC system to run efficiently, especially over the winter months, homeowners are urged to double-check whether their thermostat is fully functioning. Residential AC experts say there are specific steps you should keep in mind to help determine whether your thermostat needs to be replaced, and here are some of them:
1. Your HVAC system turns on and off. The thermostat is the part of your HVAC system that communicates the current temperature of your space to the actual heating and cooling portion of the system. If your system keeps turning itself on and off, this indicates that your thermostat isn’t working correctly.
2. Faulty readings. Always make sure that your thermostat is providing you with accurate readings. Air conditioning installation professionals say when your thermostat begins to register false temperatures, it may be time to start thinking of getting a new one. What you can also do is test the reading with a portable indoor thermometer.
3. Old age. Similar to any other equipment, your thermostat will eventually become outdated. Although most home thermostats will last at least a decade, you can opt to renew your existing unit as modern and more efficient models emerge in the market. Programmable smart thermostats, in particular, offer more features and flexibility than older models.`
4. Increasingly high bills. Have you noticed your electricity consumption rising? This could be due to your declining thermostat. Remember that the more times the unit cycles per hour, the more power it consumes.
Air Products & Services has been serving the local community since 1979. We provide a full range of services, including residential and commercial AC maintenance, inspection and replacements. Call us at (818) 875-7231 or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation. We serve customers in Tarzana, CA, and the surrounding areas.