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A thermostat directly communicates with your HVAC system to tell it what to do. A working thermostat is a necessity with summer quickly approaching. Here are five signs you need a new thermostat for your Apopka, FL, home.

Your Energy Bills Are Rising

You do what you can to keep your energy bills low, but a malfunctioning thermostat causes your HVAC system to use more energy. In addition, a malfunctioning thermostat causes your HVAC system to stay on or turn on randomly. A malfunctioning thermostat makes your system use energy inefficiently, which raises your utility bills.

Your Home Is Too Hot, Cold or Humid

You expect your thermostat to maintain your desired home temperature. However, a malfunctioning thermostat makes the temperature within your home too high or too low for your comfort. Your AC also takes care of the humidity levels within your home, affecting your indoor air quality.

There’s No Response from the Thermostat

When you change the settings on your thermostat, your HVAC system should activate right away after you hear a clicking noise. If your HVAC system doesn’t respond right away, it’s another sign you need a new thermostat. You can test your thermostat by setting it a few degrees lower than you want and waiting for a response.

The Thermostat Reads Incorrectly

Your thermostat has a display that tells you the temperature inside your home. Common issues with the display include missing some or all of the information it normally shows.

You Have an Old Thermostat

The average thermostat has a lifespan of around 10 years, after which they start to malfunction. So if your home has a thermostat that’s more than 10 years old, such as one with a needle, it’s past time to get a new one.

Don’t put off replacing your inefficient thermostat. Contact us at E.C. Waters today to set an appointment for our NATE-certified HVAC contractors to install your new thermostat.

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