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The thermostat acts as a direct link to your HVAC system. You will need to replace it whenever it becomes faulty. However, most people don’t realize that their thermostat needs replacing until it’s too late and the HVAC system isn’t functioning. Read on to understand three of the telltale signs that you need a new thermostat in your Fairdale, KY, home.

1. Incorrect Thermostat Reading

Correct temperature readings on the thermostat are important because they ensure that your home doesn’t get too hot or cold, depending on the season. Once you notice a variation between the thermostat readings and the indoor thermometer, it might be time to replace the thermostat.

A malfunctioning sensor on your thermostat is a major cause of wrong temperature readings. The malfunctioning could be due to a manufacturing defect, old age or misuse. You should consult your HVAC technician, who will detect the cause of malfunctioning sensors.

2. Old and Outdated Thermostat

Like most mechanical equipment, the thermostat in your home has a lifespan of at least 10 years. If you’re using an outdated non-programmable thermostat, you should consider switching to a smart thermostat.

Smart thermostats have advanced programmable features that give you access to a detailed monthly report on the energy usage of your HVAC system. This type of thermostat also allows you to monitor your home’s temperatures using your smartphone when you aren’t home.

3. No Response to Changed Temperature Settings

Since the thermostat acts as a direct communication link with your HVAC system, it typically responds quickly to any temperature adjustments. There will be a slight clicking sound once the thermostat senses and responds to these changes.

If you don’t hear this sound and your HVAC system hasn’t turned on fairly fast when you make the temperature adjustments, there might be a problem with the thermostat. Contact our HVAC contractors at One Choice Mechanical if you need help with thermostat installation or other HVAC issues in Fairdale, KY.

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