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4 Signs You Need a New Thermostat

Outdated Thermostat

4 Signs You Need a New Thermostat 

The thermostat is a crucial component of the heating and cooling system in your Denver, CO, home. Over time it may begin to malfunction, resulting in many problems that can impact your energy bills, comfort, and safety. Here are four signs that could indicate you need a new thermostat.

1. Unresponsive Thermostat

If your thermostat is not responding, it may be due to a common issue with a quick resolution. You can trace the problem behind thermostat failure back to the batteries, which need replacement periodically. If changing the batteries and resetting the system doesn’t work, the problem probably relates to the wiring.

2. Outdated Thermostat

A thermostat typically lasts around 10 years, but this doesn’t imply that it will malfunction after a decade. Nonetheless, a decade is quite lengthy in the technology industry, and more advanced, energy-saving thermostats frequently emerge.

Upgrading to a newer model may enable you to better manage your home’s heating and cooling and reduce energy expenses. Also, old thermostats are more prone to malfunctions than their newer counterparts.

3. Different Temperatures Throughout the House

If your home is not zoned and the temperature settings are consistent, you should expect a relatively even temperature from room to room. However, a malfunctioning thermostat can cause the HVAC system to turn on and off irregularly. It will lead to nearby areas receiving more warm or cool air while distant rooms get little or no air.

4. AC Won’t Turn On

If your air conditioning system fails to turn on, check if your thermostat is in “Auto” mode. It should activate when the room temperature surpasses the desired temperature.

If the temperature is 5 degrees higher than desired and the AC doesn’t activate, it could signal a faulty thermostat. Consider upgrading to a smart thermostat to enjoy additional comfort and convenience while reducing energy consumption.

Warmer days are coming soon, and you don’t want a malfunctioning thermostat. Contact us at Apple Aire Heating & Cooling for reliable AC repair and installation services in Denver, CO.

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