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For your HVAC system to serve you effectively, every component, including the thermostat, needs to be in top shape. Sometimes the thermostat may be faulty or too old to function correctly. Here are some signs that indicate you need to shop for a new HVAC thermostat for your England, AR, home:

Faulty Readings

One of the first signs that your thermostat is no longer in top shape is when it displays incorrect temperature readings. The thermostat needs to get checked to ensure that the problem isn’t a blown-out fuse or an electrical failure.

Contact a service tech for diagnosis and AC repair. If you’ve replaced these parts but the thermostat’s readings are still off, it’s time to install a new one.

Doesn’t Turn the HVAC System On

If your HVAC thermostat gets stuck in one place, you will have problems starting your air conditioner. It can happen when you try to initiate the HVAC system but the thermostat doesn’t respond.

If this happens, reprogram your thermostat and see if the HVAC system turns on. If there’s no change, it’s broken and you requires replacing.

Old Age

If your thermostat is beyond 10 to 12 years, the battery or the electronic component inside the unit might have stopped working. Past this age, the thermostat may start having trouble reading the correct temperature. You can also get a new programmable thermostat that’s modern and offers digital services.

HVAC System Short-Cycles

If your HVAC system is short-cycling, the problem is the thermostat. The thermostat sends incorrect temperature readings to the HVAC unit. The system then expects a lower temperature than the actual room temperature, so it shuts off and turns on again.

Such behavior can be costly and can cause the components in your HVAC system to wear out faster. If you notice this problem, it’s a good idea to replace your thermostat.

Suspiciously High Energy Consumption

Lastly, one of the most obvious symptoms that your thermostat is way past its prime is when you notice a spike in monthly heating or cooling bills. It often happens when the thermostat is faulty or old. If you continue overspending every month, get a new unit.

Our service techs can accurately diagnose your HVAC thermostat and recommend the best course of action. For more information about all our HVAC services, contact Pine Bluff Heating & Air today.

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