You rely on your HVAC system to get you through the long, hot, oppressive summers in Indian Harbour Beach, FL, so it only makes sense to fix any issues so you can stay comfortable. Sometimes, the problem isn’t with your HVAC system but with the thermostat. Below are four signs that it’s time to replace your thermostat.

Faulty Thermostat Display

Your thermostat should display the correct information, such as indoor and outdoor temperature. If your controller doesn’t register the correct temperatures or has a blank display, you should get ready to replace it if the issue isn’t fixable.

High Energy Bills

Your thermostat controls how long your HVAC system runs, and a malfunctioning control can keep your HVAC system running longer, consuming more energy. In turn, you’ll notice higher energy bills. Regular maintenance can reduce energy usage, but if it doesn’t solve the problem, you need a new control.

HVAC System Won’t Run or Won’t Stop Running

If you adjust the control to a lower temperature, but you don’t hear a slight clicking noise before your HVAC system activates, then the first thing to do is to check your settings to see if you have it on heating instead of cooling. If that’s not the case, then you might need AC repairs or a new control. The same goes for an HVAC system that won’t stop running.

Outdated Thermostat

Thermostats have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years, after which they start to malfunction. A new programmable control provides far more benefits than simply maintaining your HVAC system to keep it working properly.

Don’t let your thermostat cause you problems this summer. Contact Coastal Climate Experts today to learn how a new programmable thermostat can keep your home comfortable and improve your indoor air quality.

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