Think of your thermostat as mission control for your heating and cooling system. An outdated or broken thermostat can easily get in the way of making your Orlando home comfortable. If you’re wondering whether it’s time for a thermostat replacement, the following signs can help you figure out when to roll out the red carpet for a new thermostat.
You Still Have an Analog Thermostat
With a typical analog thermostat, you turn a large dial or slide a lever to adjust the desired temperature for your home. These thermostats offer good basic service, but a modern digital thermostat allows you to choose your desired temperature more accurately. With more accurate temperature control, you’ll be able to save more money on your heating and cooling bills.
Your Current Thermostat is Non-Programmable
A programmable thermostat can offer even more savings by expanding the way you choose your home’s temperature. With these thermostats, you can program different temperatures according to a daily or weekly schedule without the need for constant manual adjustments. By automatically adjusting your pre-set temperatures according to your daily needs, you’ll be able to save on your heating and cooling expenses. Some modern programmable thermostats even come Wi-Fi-enabled so you can set temperatures while you’re away from home.
There’s a Problem With Your Current Thermostat
If your thermostat isn’t working as well as it should, then you’ll need a thermostat replacement soon. Here are a few troubleshooting tips you can use to find out if there’s a problem with your thermostat:
- Check the thermostat’s display. If the display is blank, make sure it has a fresh and fully-charged battery. Also make sure the circuit breaker hasn’t been tripped.
- Trigger the furnace or air conditioner by adjusting the thermostat at least five degrees above or below the current room temperature. If everything’s working, you should hear a click from the thermostat and the HVAC system.
- Don’t forget to inspect the thermostat for loose or corroded wiring.
To schedule a thermostat replacement for your HVAC system, contact the pros at Rinaldi’s Energy Solutions. We proudly serve Orlando and the surrounding area.
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