Thermostats, like any other device, only have so much of shelf life. At some point, they stop working efficiently. An old thermostat could continue to operate without creating severe troubles with the heating or cooling system, but it still may need to be replaced. Inefficient thermostats aren’t reliable. Be alert for the following signs that you should get a new thermostat.

The Thermostat Is Outdated

Some homeowners live in their houses for decades. Many do not make all the necessary upgrades. Instead of a modern digital thermostat, homeowners may still be using a dial-faced model from the 1980s. Aged-out thermostats might not be up to the task of maintaining energy efficiency. They are also not always easy to read. If a thermostat is too old, think about requesting a replacement. Honey's Air & Solar can help with repair and maintenance work involving a new thermostat.

Your Energy Bills Are High

Many factors contribute to inefficiency, which, in turn, contributes to high energy bills. An outdated or poorly operating thermostat can undermine efficiency. Replacing the thermostat might cut down on those costs. Remember, in the dead of winter and the heart of the summer, energy bills will spike. Why spike them more?

The Right Temperature Is Elusive

Energy inefficiency doesn’t only contribute to higher bills. Poor efficiency goes hand in hand with reduced heating and cooling unit performance. Without a decent thermostat, you won’t get the preferred temperature. Other problems may persist. Cooling or heating appears uneven, and some rooms are worse than others. The time it takes to arrive at a decent temperature could take too long as well. If things aren’t working right, you probably should have the thermostat checked out.

The Current Thermostat Is the Wrong One

Thermostats are not “one size fits all.” The correct thermostat must be matched with the appropriate heating and cooling system. Otherwise, operational problems could persist. The likely cure involves getting rid of the wrong thermostat and replacing it with the right model.

At Honey's Air & Solar, we provide heating- and cooling-related services for residents throughout Modesto, CA. If you need repair, tune-up, or replacement, contact us today.

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