When you start having problems with your home’s HVAC system, you probably forget that your thermostat might have issues. Your thermostat is the nerve center of your HVAC system and tells it what to do. Below are five signs you need a new one in your Eastman, GA, home and why you should upgrade to a smart model.

High Energy Bills

While you probably look for ways to lower your energy bill, your thermostat can cause your HVAC system to work harder and longer. A smart model saves you money and tells you when it’s time for HVAC maintenance and if there are problems.

HVAC System is Short Cycling or Not Working At All

Your thermostat sends signals to your HVAC system to tell it when to turn on and off. If the wiring becomes frayed or damaged, this causes a problem with the connection to the HVAC unit. This can cause your HVAC unit to short cycle or not work at all.

Inaccurate Display

When you check the display and find that it’s reading the wrong temperature, there’s generally a problem with the thermostat. Other display problems include missing information or a blank screen, which means you need to replace your thermostat. A smart model allows you to access information remotely and on the screen itself.

Old Thermostat

Thermostats have a lifespan of approximately 10 years, after which it’s time to replace them as they lose their efficiency and become less accurate. Smart models are easy to program and they adapt to your schedule, weather forecasts and even activate air filters that improve indoor air quality.

Unresponsive to Setting Changes

Another sign you should replace your thermostat is if you change the temperature settings and there’s no response. Your HVAC system should start immediately.

Don’t let your old thermostat throw away your money and keep you uncomfortable. Contact Pruett Air Conditioning today to experience the benefits that a smart model offers.

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