Is It Time for a Thermostat Upgrade?
When you start seeing signs that suggest you may need AC repair, it is natural to assume it may be the filter or some internal parts causing the problem. Air Pros wants to take a moment to point out that you may actually need a thermostat update to resolve certain air conditioning issues and enjoy the level of comfort you expect.
What an Outdated or Damaged Thermostat Does
Letting thermostat problems linger means you may end up needing an AC replacement sooner than what’s typical for a cooling system. This is because your thermostat is primarily responsible for telling your air conditioning system how to operate and how long to run. When a thermostat is no longer capable of doing what it is supposed to do, the entire cooling system may be affected by:
- Cycles that run too long and contribute to excess wear-and-tear
- Short, frequent cycles that over-stress various parts and components
- A need to work too hard to achieve the desired temperature in your home
Signs You May Need a Thermostat Update
It is not always obvious that it is time for a thermostat upgrade. Nonetheless, be on the lookout for signs suggesting you likely have thermostat issues. Four of these are:
- An inside temperature that’s never right
- A cooling system that doesn’t turn on and off with its normal pattern
- Regularly having to turn your thermostat up just to get your system to kick in
- Temperature changing erratically on the thermostat for no apparent reason
A simple way to test your thermostat is to adjust the settings to a temperature you know normally triggers your air conditioning unit to operate. If you do not get a reaction, your thermostat probably needs some attention from our Air Pros technicians. In addition, if you have an older standard thermostat that’s not performing well, an upgrade is worth considering.
Thermostat Options to Consider
A new traditional, non-programmable thermostat can be a good investment if you are not away from home too much. Additionally, even a standard thermostat that’s working as intended can help keep your cooling or HVAC system operating correctly.
Programmable thermostats are becoming increasingly popular today among homeowners in many areas in Florida. These are highly efficient thermostats that can be programmed with different settings for specific times of the day or days of the week.
There are also WiFi and “smart” thermostats that are also programmable. The difference is that they are designed to connect to a wireless network. Some newer models will even learn your comfort preferences over time and conduct automatic adjustments to further boost efficiency.
Consult With Air Pros Today
If you think you may benefit from AC repair involving your thermostat, reach out to Air Pros. We will be sure to check out your system and existing thermostat to let you know for sure what’s at the heart of your air conditioning issues. If a new thermostat is what you need, our team will help you select one that is most suitable for your preferences and budget.
Contact us today for an affordable, customer-specific approach to AC replacement or any other service that you need. We look forward to working with you.
AirPros provides AC repair in Boca Raton, FL and in other parts of Florida, as well as in Georgia, Texas, Colorado, and Washington.
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