Your HVAC unit is a huge part of the comfort of your home. Your soft couches, cozy blankets, slippers and smelly oils are part of the coziness too but if the temperature in your home is too hot or too cold no one is happy. The unit is a big part of the heating and cooling but if your thermostat is not working correctly you will not end up with the temperature you wanted. There are several reasons that you need to have your thermostat working but one of the main reasons is to save energy. When it is working incorrectly you could be wasting energy that you will see on your power bill. This is money wasted so you want to be sure that you have a good working digital thermostat.
Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning Lists Signs You Need To Replace Your Thermostat
HVAC Unit Activates At The Wrong Temperature: The unit and the thermostat are made to work together so that a home in particular will reach a desired temperature. When the house reaches that temperature the unit should turn off. This process happens all day and night unless you turn the unit off. If you notice you set the thermostat to 75 degrees and it is turning on when the house is at 80 degrees you have a problem. That usually means that the thermostat is not calibrated correctly. On some occasions it can be re-calibrated but the majority of the time you will need to have a new thermostat installed.
HVAC System Cycling Too Often: The placement of the thermostat is actually a big deal. If you have a thermostat that is not centrally located it can get a reading that is not accurate. That means that if half the house is cooled or heated but not the other, it may turn on and off more often and cycle too often. You want the best estimate on an average temperature and having the unit fairly central and close to the return air is a great place to have it. There are reasons that you need to move the thermostat such as when too much direct sunlight hits that particular area. It can cause the thermostat to think it is much warmer in that area than the house and cause the system to cycle. If your thermostat is in the wrong location or you it is cycling too often you may need to have it replaced or relocated.
Thermostat is Out Of Date: If you have a thermostat that is not digital you need to look at replacing it. The older thermostats that are not digital will not be able to be set to aa very specific temperature or on a timer. This can end up costing you money on your energy bill. A digital thermostat offers the ability to set the time and temperature to change throughout the day to meet the needs of the home.
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If you need to have your thermostat repaired or replaced give a professional HVAC company a call to come out and look at it. We can guide you in purchasing a new thermostat to better fit your needs.