In order for your Finksburg, PA, home to be as comfortable as you want it to be, your thermostat and your HVAC system must work in conjunction. The thermostat, which serves as the brains of the entire operation tells the system exactly when to turn on and off. However, there are some warning signs that you should watch for that indicate that it’s time to invest in a new thermostat for your home.
1. Inconsistency Between Rooms
The purpose of your thermostat is to determine how warm or cool every room in your home is. While there are a few factors that can lead to different temperatures between rooms, a faulty thermostat is a highly probable cause. If you start noticing that some zones in your home are hotter or colder than others, the problem may stem from your thermostat.
2. Cycling Issues
Cycling refers to the pattern at which your HVAC system turns on and off. When every part of the system works as designed, you should be able to notice the pattern. If the system starts running for longer or shorter periods than normal, your cycling issue probably stems from the thermostat.
3. Inaccurate Readings
If the temperature displayed on your thermostat doesn’t match what your home feels like, there’s clearly a problem. If you notice that your home is warmer or colder than the temperature displayed on your thermostat, the thermostat is probably nearing the end of its lifespan.
4. The Thermostat Is Old
As is the case with most HVAC technology, thermostats have come a long way in the last few years. If your home still relies on an old analog-style thermostat, it’s certainly time to consider upgrading your thermostat.
If you’re on the fence about repairing or replacing your thermostat, let one of our service techs help you make the decision. Call Siegman Forced Air Systems, Inc. today to find out about our thermostats and all of our HVAC systems.
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