Your thermostat is the piece of technology that allows you to control your air conditioner and heater. Without it, these systems would be useless, no matter how efficient or effective they were meant to be, simply because there would be no way to run them.
If you have an air conditioner or heater in your home, you have a thermostat. But if that thermostat is unreliable or barely operates, it is going to have a negative impact on your comfort and your energy efficiency.
If you are wondering whether or not you need a new thermostat, read on to learn more about the warning signs to watch for.
How to Tell You Could Use a New Thermostat
If you are noticing any of these indicators, it is likely time to upgrade your thermostat.
There is a delayed response … or no response at all
When you go to adjust your thermostat, it should respond to you promptly. If you notice there is a delayed response, there is likely something wrong with the system. This can mean you are standing there, adjusting the dial or tapping the display with no response at all! Likewise, if the thermostat doesn’t respond, there is a definite issue to contend with.
The temperature reading is never accurate
You go to check the thermostat and cool the house down only to discover that the thermostat already thinks the house is a nice 70 degrees. The truth is that it is closer to 75 or more! A thermostat that is unable to accurately detect the temperature in the house may be miscalibrated or may be fully losing its ability to read the temperature at all.
The thermostat display isn’t working
In another case, you may have a thermostat that is just … off. No lights, no numbers, no response at all. This is a thermostat that isn’t displaying anything and may have completely broken down. Don’t delay in having this checked out and replaced.
You’ve replaced one or more comfort systems but not your thermostat
Have you replaced your heater or air conditioner any time in the past 10 years? If you have, but you haven’t upgraded your thermostat, you are doing your HVAC system and yourself a disservice. Pairing a newer comfort system with an older thermostat will actually undermine the HVAC system’s efficiency and effectiveness!
Choosing a New Thermostat
Not all thermostats in Cincinnati, OH are created alike. Yesteryear’s slider thermostats, while still in use in some places, are outdated and highly unreliable when compared to smart and Wi-Fi thermostats.
Smart thermostats can be used to create programs that direct your AC to turn on and off at certain times of day, optimizing your comfort and your energy usage. Likewise, wireless thermostats can be controlled from an app on a phone or tablet, giving you added convenience and the ability to check on your system on the go.
Whether you need a new thermostat or an AC repair, you can rely on our team to get the job done. Contact JM Mechanical Heating & Cooling to schedule an appointment with the team that is always F.A.R.E: Fast, Affordable, Reliable, and Easy to work with.