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4 Problems Caused by An Outdated Thermostat


The thermostat is crucial when it comes to the operation of a Denver, CO HVAC system. The thermostat senses the temperature indoors, and this information determines when the HVAC system should run or stop. An outdated thermostat can cause problems with how your HVAC system performs.

Inaccurate Temperature Readings

The temperature sensors in older thermostats aren’t as advanced as the sensors in more modern models. A thermostat with the latest innovations in thermostat technology will provide more accurate temperature readings. Because technology moves fast, a thermostat can become outdated within 10 years of installation or sooner.

An Overworked HVAC System

An old thermostat could cause the HVAC system to overwork and wear out sooner than it should. An HVAC system can last around 15 to 25 years, but that depends on how well you maintain all of its components. Replacing an outdated thermostat can help prolong the life of your HVAC system.

High Energy Bills

Your outdated thermostat is probably using a lot of energy and inflating your energy bills. Some modern smart thermostats can learn your schedule and adjust the temperature in your home based on that schedule. This saves energy and might result in a lower bill than you currently have.

The HVAC System Short Cycles

An outdated thermostat can cause an HVAC system to short cycle, which causes wear and tear on the system. Short cycling is when the system shuts off before completing a full heating or cooling cycle. If your system turns on and off more than once within 5 to 10 minutes, the thermostat is possibly a problem.

Even the best thermostat will become outdated at some point. Contact Apple Aire Heating & Cooling for thermostat maintenance. We can determine if your thermostat is past its prime and in need of an update.