The rule of thumb should be to replace your thermostat when replacing or installing a new HVAC system. It’s wise to replace your thermostat whenever you replace the furnace AC unit or heat pump to match the new systems’ improvements and features. The following are some of the signs of thermostat problems that may necessitate replacement.
A High Energy Bill
You probably need an HVAC technician to replace your thermostat if you notice an unexplained high energy bill in your home. It could be a sign that the thermostat is overworking your heater or air conditioner. In that case, it’s best to replace the thermostat to reduce your home’s energy bills and increase the efficiency of your HVAC system.
HVAC System Won’t Turn On
An obvious sign of a bad thermostat that needs replacement is a heating and cooling system that doesn’t turn on or respond to thermostat signals. The HVAC system should turn on from the thermostat. If you make temperature changes from the thermostat and you don’t get any response from the AC system, heat pump, or furnace, you probably need to replace your thermostat.
An Outdated Thermostat
The market these days is filled with a variety of thermostats. If your thermostat is more than ten years old, it may be time to replace it with a modern unit. Your thermostat might stop functioning after a decade passes, or it may not function as efficiently as it should. Get an experienced technician to advise you on the most modern or digital thermostat to replace your old model.
Thermostat Doesn’t Respond to Setting Changes
Your thermostat should respond as soon as you make temperature settings. Usually, the thermostat makes a slight clicking sound after making the changes then the HVAC equipment will start. If the heating and cooling system doesn’t turn on or you don’t hear the clicking sound, you may have to replace the thermostat.
Our heating and cooling technicians are qualified to inspect and replace thermostats and offer personalized solutions to your specific Albany area needs. We also offer plumbing services, gas line services, indoor air quality, system zoning, and boiler services. Contact Mike's Heating and Air today for an appointment to replace your thermostat.