Your thermostat is like the brain of your Spring Hill, FL, home’s HVAC system. It controls the temperature, startup and shutdown of the heating and cooling cycles and more. When there’s a problem with the thermostat, your comfort and the HVAC system’s energy efficiency will be impacted. If you notice any of these three signs, it’s time to get a new thermostat for your home.
No Cooling and Heating
If your air conditioning or heating system won’t turn on, it might be a problem with the thermostat. When you try both the heating and cooling functions, and neither works, this makes a thermostat problem likely. A wire may have come loose, or it may have frayed. The thermostat may have electronic or circuit damage. You may also notice an incorrect temperature reading. This suggests a problem with a sensor, and that could be why the thermostat won’t trigger a heating or cooling cycle.
Failure to Respond to Settings
When you change the temperature on your thermostat, you should hear a click. The heating or cooling system should start a cycle. If there’s no response, it may be time for a thermostat replacement. A programmable thermostat that frequently loses its settings may also need to be replaced. It may have a problem with its onboard computer, wiring or circuits. If it’s inconvenient to set your old thermostat, Energy Star suggests replacing it in order to make your life easier.
Unusual Temperature Swings
Your home’s temperature shouldn’t deviate more than one degree from the temperature setting on the thermostat. If your home is suddenly several degrees warmer or cooler, the thermostat may need to be replaced. You may also notice a sudden spike in your utility bills without any obvious reason. The extra cycling of your heating or cooling system caused by the malfunctioning thermostat could be to blame.
To learn more about thermostat replacement, take a look at Butler Heating & A/C Inc.’s HVAC services, or call us today for additional details.