When to Upgrade Your Thermostat

April 20, 2023
HVAC Technician Explaining Smart Thermostat to Customer in Philadelphia, PA

Your thermostat might be small, but it significantly impacts how your home HVAC system runs. Therefore, it’s imperative to make sure your thermostat is functioning optimally. Thermostats usually reach the end of their lifespan before the rest of your heating and cooling system. Also, if your thermostat is outdated, it could be costing you money. Watch for these signs that it’s time for an upgrade.

Your AC Is Randomly Cycling On and Off

If your AC is frequently switching on and off, the thermostat might be the problem. Rapid cycling can be a sign that an older thermostat is wearing out. Rapid cycling leads to a more uncomfortable or uneven temperature in your home. It can also allow the humidity level to rise.

The Thermostat Screen Is Blank

Another common sign that your thermostat has failed is if the screen is blank. A blank screen can mean your thermostat has lost power. However, if it has new batteries, is properly wired into your electrical grid, and is still blank, it probably needs replacement.

You’ve Had the Thermostat for More Than 10 Years

Even the best thermostats won’t work forever. Most thermostats start to fail after about 10 years of use. If you’d rather replace it before it suddenly breaks and starts causing problems, then this is a good time to go ahead and upgrade.

You Want to Save Money on Your Energy Bills

If your priority is saving energy and you don’t have a smart thermostat, you should go ahead and make the change. A smart, programmable thermostat adjusts your temperature for you, so your HVAC runs less when no one is home. This can result in huge savings without making your home uncomfortable.

If you’re interested in a thermostat replacement, Peters Associates is happy to assist you. In addition to installing thermostats, Philadelphia residents can count on us to install, repair, and maintain their furnaces, boilers, heaters, and air conditioners. To learn more about Peters Associates, give us a call today.

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