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Is It Time for a New Thermostat?

Your thermostat is the brain of your HVAC setup which communicates to your heating & cooling system. So when there is a problem with the thermostat, it means it will struggle to effectively regulate your home’s temperature. Check out these 4 signs to see if it’s time for a new thermostat for you in San Dimas.

Sign #1 it’s Time for a New Thermostat: An Old Thermostat

The best thermostats won’t last more than 10 years so if you’re using one that you’ve had since 2012 (or earlier), it’s time for a new thermostat. Otherwise, you run the risk of encountering problems (such as the ones listed below, when it might be the most inconvenient for you. Save yourself time, and comfort, by proactively having a new thermostat unit installed in your home. 

Sign #2 it’s Time for a New Thermostat: Extreme Temperature Fluctuations

If your home in San Dimas goes from way too hot to way too cold, or vice versa several times per day, then your thermostat may not be properly communicating with your HVAC system. These communication problems could be due to faulty wiring between your control and your air conditioner or due to a malfunctioning circuit within the control itself. Either way, these wild temperature swings are a sign that it’s time to consider replacing your thermostat.

Sign #3 it’s Time for a New Thermostat: Thermostat Displays the Wrong Temperature

To make sure your thermostat provides accurate readings, you’ll want to periodically test it against an indoor thermometer. If your indoor thermometer gives you a significantly different reading than your control display, the sensor on the control may be malfunctioning. Sensors can break down from normal wear and tear, so it’s important to compare your readings every few months.

Sign #4 it’s Time for a New Thermostat: An Increase in Utility Bills

If your thermostat reads an inaccurate temperature, your HVAC system will be working harder than necessary to heat or cool the house. A system that’s working harder than it needs to will mean your utility bill will be higher than usual. To see if your utility bills have been significantly increasing lately, compare each month’s bill this year to the same month’s bill from last year. A year-over-year increase of more than 10% may be letting you know that it’s time to go shopping for a new thermostat.

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your existing air conditioning system or you now know it’s time for a new thermostat, it’s important to choose a company that has your best interest in mind! At Accurate Electric Plumbing Heating and Air Services, our main priority is you. Our HVAC specialists are trained technicians, not salesmen. They have been trained to walk you through all of the options available, so that you can make an informed decision on what’s best for you and your family. Whether that’s a new thermostat or a new AC unit, or both so you can take advantage of our new Ultimate Comfort AC System at $2.40 a day.