Should I Repair or Replace My Thermostat?

Written on: July 18, 2022

Get more control over your heating and cooling costs!

thermostat repair oklahomaIf your home’s thermostat isn’t working properly, it could be increasing your heating and cooling costs a great deal. And with energy prices what they are today, that can be a big problem.

These problems are an indicator that your home’s thermostat needs to be repaired or replaced.

No power or doesn’t respond. If your thermostat’s screen is blank even though you’re setting a temperature or there’s no change in temperature after you adjust it, the first thing to try is to replace the batteries. If that doesn’t work, contact your HVAC service provider to schedule a service call.

Your HVAC system runs constantly without turning off once the set temperature is reached. It’s possible that this is the result of frayed or faulty wiring, or your thermostat is out of calibration. Because it involves electricity, we recommend calling a professional.

Rapid cycling in your HVAC system. Does your HVAC system turn on and off frequently and either not get your home to the set temperature or turn on even when it’s at the set temperature? The problem may lie in the thermostat. Have a professional check it out.

The HVAC cycles on at the wrong temperature. If you’ve set your air conditioning to, say, 72˚ Fahrenheit, and your furnace is cycling on at 78˚, that’s a problem. It’s usually a symptom that the thermostat sensor is faulty or has been incorrectly calibrated. If the difference between the desired temperature and the actual turning-on temperature of the HVAC system is greater than 5°, you will almost certainly have to change your thermostat.

Upgrade for more comfort and energy savings!

Now is an ideal time to upgrade to a new thermostat, especially if you’re still using an old-school mechanical thermostat or a programmable thermostat that is no longer working properly.

With today’s sophisticated thermostats, you’ll get ease, convenience, and energy savings!

Programmable thermostats give you more control over your HVAC system. You can program them to operate less when you’re not home, saving money on power and extending the life of your heating and air conditioning system.

Smart thermostats are a way to gain even more control over your HVAC system along with your heating and cooling costs. They can be operated using your smartphone, so you can access and change your thermostat settings while on vacation as long as you have a signal or WiFi. There are no more concerns about forgetting to adjust the air conditioning system. And you may set it so that your house is cooled to the desired temperature when you arrive home.

A smart thermostat also keeps an eye on your home’s HVAC system. It can alert you when it’s time to replace your air filter, when maintenance is required, if something is wrong and you need a service call, and how much energy your system consumes so you may fine-tune your settings if necessary.

A properly used programmable or smart thermostat can cut your heating and cooling costs by 10%!

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