Your thermostat may have served you well for years, but that doesn’t mean that it might not be time to replace it. After all, your thermostat plays a major role in the daily performance of the HVAC system in your Gaithersburg home; if it isn’t working as efficiently as it could be, it has a trickle-down effect on the service you get and even the amount you spend on your utility bills. Here are some potential signs that you may be best advised to replace a thermostat.
Your thermostat is old.
Thermostats can serve your household for a long time, but everything has a lifespan. If your thermostat is more than 30 years old, it is probably not going to run as efficiently as a newer thermostat would. You could benefit from the more modern features of a newer model. If that’s the case, it may be time to consider replacing your thermostat.You can also watch our helpful video discussing the features and importance of thermostats.
Your thermostat is malfunctioning.
If a thermostat isn’t working correctly, your best step may be to replace it with a brand new one. Common signs of a malfunctioning thermostat include unwanted fluctuations in temperature in a room, rooms that seem perpetually too hot or too cold, and slowness to respond to changes in setting. If you’re concerned about your thermostat, contact an HVAC professional right away.
Your thermostat isn’t automatic.
With older thermostats, you had to set the temperature yourself. With a programmable Wi-Fi thermostat, you can program your temperature to change throughout the day to ensure a comfortable home—or to ensure that you aren’t needlessly running your air conditioning or furnace when nobody is home. You can even use the Wi-Fi feature to adjust the temperature no matter where you are. A programmable thermostat isn’t just convenient; it can also help you rein in your energy expenses.
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