While you may see the value in your HVAC system, you may underestimate the importance of a thermostat. Your thermostat handles achieving the hot or cool temperatures in your home and, as such, should always be free from malfunctions. Here are some telltale signs that you may need to replace your thermostat in your Fort Myers, FL home.

1. Your Thermostat Won’t Turn Off or On

Your thermostat sends heating or cooling prompts to your HVAC that keep it on to achieve desired temperatures. If your thermostat is defective, it may cause the HVAC to keep on running.

If this is the case, ensure your thermostat is set to auto and input the desired temperature. At this point, your HVAC should not be running. If it is, however, this means you may need a new thermostat.

2. Inaccurate Temperature Readings

When you set a certain temperature yet your home feels cooler or warmer than that, chances are your thermostat is to blame. First, it’s best to ensure that your thermostat isn’t close to any appliances that may affect its temperature readings.

The best location for your thermostat should be a distance from sunny windows, electrical appliances and the kitchen or laundry room. In case of inaccurate temperatures or uneven heating in your home, consider a new thermostat.

3. High Energy Bills

The thermostat is crucial to your heating and cooling system’s efficiency. Malfunctioning thermostats can cause your system to overwork or continuously cycle on and off, causing a significant rise in your energy bills. It’s best to call an HVAC professional to inspect your system.

4. Old Thermostat

Your thermostat may be more susceptible to damage if it’s been functioning for more than seven years. Traditional thermostats are also outdated and not as energy-efficient as new programmable thermostats. The best solution is to have our HVAC technicians install a programmable thermostat in your home.

Your thermostat functions as the brain of your HVAC system and should be free from any damages. Contact the HVAC experts at Certified Heating and Cooling Inc. to replace your thermostat and repair or install a new HVAC system.

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