Your thermostat acts as the brain of your HVAC system, but like any electrical device, it will wear out over time. This can mean compromised cooling for your home in Rowena, TX. Consider these three signs that your thermostat needs replacing.
1. Incorrect Temperature Readings
Using a digital thermometer, you can easily find out whether the indoor temperature aligns with what your thermostat displays. You can chalk it up to poor placement of the controller, but most of the time, it’s due to a loss of calibration in the thermostat. While you can try to repair the controller, the problem may point to irreversible wear and tear within the device, meaning a replacement is more effective.
2. Extremely Short or Long Cycles
An inaccurate thermostat can lead to either of these two problems. If the thermostat believes your home is warmer than it is, then your system will run for what feels like forever even though you’re already comfortable. If the thermostat thinks your home is cooler than it is, then the cycles will last less than the usual 10 to 15 minutes, which leaves you uncomfortable and prevents the system from running efficiently.
3. Failure of the Unit to Start
Bad wiring in the controller can prevent the HVAC system from starting; sometimes, owners who purchased a thermostat that can’t control the reversing valve will face this problem. Schedule a maintenance visit from a professional, and you’ll be able to find out sooner rather than later whether the controller just needs a few adjustments or a replacement altogether.
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Give Bowles Heating and Cooling a call today for fast, professional AC repair service. We carry high-quality thermostats from Mitsubishi Electric and Trane. We’re a Trane Comfort Specialist and a Mitsubishi Diamond Elite Contractor, so you can trust our expertise.
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