Over the summer in Kure Beach, NC, your HVAC system helped you keep your cool, but you have noticed it’s not working as well as it used to. A new thermostat may be the solution to keeping your heating and cooling system in good working order for the upcoming cold weather. Here are five signs to help you identify a problem with your thermostat.

1. Accuracy

You may notice that a room feels uncomfortably hot or cold even though you have left your thermostat at its usual setting. The culprit could be a defective sensor. Compare the temperature reading of an indoor thermometer to your thermostat’s; if the two differ, you may need to consult with a professional to identify the issue.

2. Responsiveness

When you change the setting on a thermostat, your system should react quickly. To test for responsiveness, turn the temperature setting up or down. If it takes a long time before anything happens, a new thermostat may be necessary.

3. Check Your Recent Utility Bills

An increase in utility costs could indicate a problem with a thermostat. A faulty device could be making your HVAC system less efficient. Checking your thermostats as a part of regular maintenance could result in lower bills.

4. Frequent Starting and Stopping

Has your HVAC system been cycling on and off more than usual? If this is the case, your system is working overtime. A new thermostat could smooth out the operation of your system, reducing wear and tear, saving you repair costs in the long term.

A bad thermostat could impact your cooling and heating system’s ability to keep you comfortable. Call Airmax Heating & Cooling today if you suspect you need a thermostat replacement. We can also talk about smart thermostats; they may be the key to a more reliable and cost-efficient HVAC system in your home.

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