9 Tell-Tale Signs You Need to Get a New Thermostat
In our previous blog post we mentioned that thermostats are one of the best automations to implement in a buyers home or office because of climate control. Now we have some things to say to those who already own a thermostat. It’s important to know and recognize the signs of an unusable thermostat so you don't waste time, energy, or finances.
Here are the 9 Tell-Tale Signs You Need to Get a New Thermostat:
Your HVAC Doesn’t Shut Off / Doesn’t Turn On
Go figure. If your thermostat was previously working fine and now it doesn't work at all, then it's definitely time to get a new thermostat.
Your HVAC Turns On / Off Too Often
Like the above, if heat and cooling are no longer being regulated, you might want to get a new thermostat.
The Temperature Is Not What You Set It At
When the air temperature should be 60 degrees but feels like 89 degrees, there’s a problem. Either the thermostat has been installed in the wrong area, or you simply need a new one. Accurate temperature readings are the core of a thermostat’s purpose. A well functioning thermostat should be doing it’s job correctly.
Rapid Temperature Changes
Aside from temperature misreading's, thermostats may go completely haywire, swinging between different temperatures. When this happens, it's time for a new thermostat.
Skyrocketing Energy Bills
Notice an unusual rise in your electric costs? Don’t worry, the neighbors aren’t tapping into your electric line, the thermostat may be to blame. Consider replacing it with a new one to continue saving money.
Thermostat Technical Issues
If your thermostat has stopped displaying information on screen there could be a list of foolproof factors causing it; check the batteries, there may even be a blown fuse or the wires have been covered in dust. If all of these check out, your thermostat may be done for.
It Turns Off or On Before It's Supposed To
This issue can be traced back to a thermostat’s location. Make sure that a professional is installing or relocating your thermostat so it is not put too far from the rooms receiving heat/cooling and can accurately measure temperatures. On the other hand, you may just have a broken thermostat and need a new one.
Thermostats aren’t eternal. They will eventually age and need to be replaced. In rare cases, the lifespan of a fully functioning thermostat can last up to 10 years with no problems or technical difficulties. Regardless, some thermostats will need to be switched out long before that. Newer thermostats use better technology that makes them more efficient for better use, so it’s ideal to replace them more frequently.
If you’re noticing any of these signs, contact We Are More so we can do a full assessment and lake sure a new thermostat is what you need before you buy one. We also install and supply multiple thermostats for a customized solution that fits your specific needs.
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Samara Towers does We Are More's PR & Marketing which includes writing our blogs! She was born and raised in Hawaii and graduated from Corban University with a Bachelors Degree in Creative Writing. She produces content to give our audience more insight and opinions on technical solutions big and small.