The thermostat in your New Bern, NC, home essentially serves as the brains of your entire HVAC system. Ensuring that your thermostat is working exactly as designed not only protects your home’s comfort, but it also dictates your energy efficiency and can even impact the lifespan of your HVAC system. If you notice any of the following warning signs, you should invest in a new HVAC thermostat sooner than later:
HVAC System Won’t Shut Off
When you set your desired temperature on your thermostat, your HVAC system should turn off once it achieves that temperature. If your system is running for extended periods or it doesn’t shut off at all, there’s clearly a communication issue between your thermostat and your HVAC system. If you don’t upgrade your thermostat quickly, not only will your system lose efficiency, but it can also decrease the lifespan of it.
Shows the Wrong Temperature
If you notice that your home is significantly hotter or colder than your thermostat’s setting, the thermometer in it is malfunctioning. Without accurate information, your thermostat can’t tell your HVAC system when to turn on and off. An inaccurate reading is a surefire sign that you need to upgrade to a new model.
Sudden Spike in Utility Bills
During the summer, it’s not uncommon for your monthly utility bills to slightly increase. However, even when you’re using your HVAC system more frequently, the rise in your monthly bills should be minimal. If you notice a major surge in monthly utility bills, your thermostat may be to blame.
With so many thermostat options on the market, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the number of products you have to choose from. Call J and J Mechanical, Inc. today to find out about thermostats and all of our other HVAC services.
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