If you have an HVAC system, you know how important it is for your comfort in Carrboro, NC. But you also know how critical it is that it works efficiently. Unfortunately, if you have an inefficient HVAC system, sometimes it’s the thermostat that’s the cause. Below are five signs you need a new HVAC thermostat.

High Energy Bills

When it comes to running your HVAC system, you often worry about running it too long as you don’t want your utility bills to get too high. Unfortunately, an inefficient thermostat keeps your HVAC system on longer, which causes a noticeable rise in your energy bills.

Inaccurate Thermostat Display

The display on your thermostat should show the current temperature inside your home. If you encounter a blank display or one that’s missing information, check the batteries. If those are fully charged, you’ll likely need to replace your thermostat.

Outdated Thermostat

An HVAC thermostat has a lifespan of 10 to 15 years, after which it becomes inefficient and outdated. Sometimes an old thermostat may work just fine, but be ready for when it stops working as well.

Uncomfortable Temperatures or Humidity

Another sign you may need a new HVAC thermostat is if the temperature inside your home is too hot or cold or your home is too humid. High humidity can adversely affect your home, indoor air quality and health.

Unresponsive Thermostat

When you change the temperature setting on your thermostat, you should hear a response immediately. If you don’t hear a clicking noise followed by your HVAC system activating, it’s a sign there’s an issue with your thermostat.

Don’t let a malfunctioning or outdated thermostat keep you uncomfortable this summer. Instead, contact Warren-Hay Mechanical today to make an appointment for one of our service techs to provide you the HVAC maintenance you need.

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