5 Signs You Need To Replace Your Thermostat

Your home’s thermostat is how you control your HVAC system. Without it, you can’t control the system, and likely, the system will not operate at all. While the Las Vegas Valley is mostly warm, even in the winter, we do see some very cold days—and you need that thermostat working so you can keep warm and safe when the temperature does drop. Discount Air Conditioning & Heating, can replace your thermostat when it fails, or ideally before it fails if you notice some of these issues.

1. Your HVAC System Short Cycles (Doesn’t Complete A Full Heat Cycle)

When the HVAC system turns itself off earlier than it should, it doesn’t complete a full heating or cooling cycle. This is a sign of an old, worn-out thermostat that will eventually fail. Replace it now to avoid spending too long without climate control.

2. The Thermostat Reading Is Not Correct

If your home feels hotter or colder than it should, your thermostat might be reading incorrectly. It’s best to have it checked by a professional, in this case, before the problem worsens.

  • Test the reading by verifying the temperature with an indoor thermostat.
  • If the readings are off by one or two degrees, this may be normal.
  • If the readings are off by more than two degrees, it’s time for air conditioning repair.
  • If the thermostat readings constantly fluctuate, it’s time for a replacement.

3. High Energy Bills Signal An AC System That Is Working Too Hard

If your utility bill seems higher than it was and your utility company didn’t raise the rates, a malfunctioning thermostat could cause the AC system to work harder. When that happens, it uses more energy than it should.

4. The Temperature Constantly Swings

If the air conditioning system refuses to maintain the temperature the thermostat is set at, you most likely need to replace it. You can test the system by turning the temperature down to see if the temperature continues to change. Contact us check the system.

5. The Thermostat Refuses To Respond To Changed Settings

Most units make clicking noises when you change the settings—it should respond as soon as you do this. If you lower the temperature, the system should come on immediately. Likewise, if it’s cold in the house and you increase the temperature, the heat should come on immediately. If not, it’s time to replace the thermostat.

Contact Us At The First Sign Of Trouble To Avoid An AC Emergency

Discount Air Conditioning & Heating, provides HVAC maintenance, AC tune-ups, and emergency AC repair. If you have a problem with your thermostat or another part of your HVAC system, contact us right away for an appointment—it may help you avoid a larger issue from occurring.

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