Your Brown Summit, NC home’s thermostat is the control center for your heating and cooling system. A malfunctioning thermostat leads to comfort disruptions and the potential for damage to your heating system or air conditioner. Look for these signs that it’s time for a thermostat replacement.
Difficult to Set
Old thermostats with manual controls are difficult to set. Their temperature indicator lines may fade or rub off after years of use, so it’s a challenge to determine where to set the dial. If you leave home for work or school every day or you have an irregular schedule, raising and lowering the temperature may be a source of frustration. When your thermostat is a hassle, it’s time for a replacement.
Incompatible with New System
Upgrading to a new heating and cooling system is an excellent way to boost your comfort and save money on operating costs. However, your old thermostat might not be compatible with the new equipment. Arrange a thermostat replacement when you install a new heating or cooling system.
If your thermostat doesn’t respond when you adjust the settings or touch the screen, check its battery. If the battery works, the thermostat may have a wiring or sensor problem that requires repairs. A typical thermostat’s lifespan is about 10 years. After this time, you may need a thermostat replacement.
Poor Climate Control
Manual thermostats make it impossible to get your home’s temperature to your preferred level by the time you return from work or errands. According to the Department of Energy, upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat automates this function. You’ll enjoy better climate control and an improvement to your comfort. You won’t have to fuss with the thermostat settings, and you can make updates to your smart thermostat through an app on your phone.
For more information about when to consider a thermostat replacement, take a look at Total Heating & Cooling, Inc.’s advanced HVAC controls, or reach out to us today.