Your thermostat is crucial in maintaining and regulating indoor temperature. Any faulty readings or malfunctions will lower the efficiency of your system. Here are four warning signs that mean you need a new thermostat in Las Cruces, NM.

1. Constant Fluctuations in Temperature

A faulty thermostat has difficulty maintaining the set temperature and may fluctuate the temperature settings. If you notice that your air conditioner doesn’t maintain the set temperature, it may be time to replace your thermostat.

2. Incorrect Thermostat Readings

When your thermostat is giving accurate readings, it will avoid overcooling or overheating your home. Incorrect readings in your thermostat may indicate a problem with your thermostat’s sensor. The sensor can give inaccurate readings due to a manufacturing defect, misuse or old age.

You can verify your indoor temperature by using a portable indoor thermometer. If you have the wrong readings, then you may have to replace your thermostat.

3. Your HVAC System Isn’t Running or Won’t Stop Running

If your HVAC system isn’t running, you’ll experience a drastic temperature change. You may also find that your system is still running even after you have turned it off. Damaged or frayed wiring can cause this problem as it breaks the connection with your system.

4. High Energy Bills May Mean a New Thermostat Is Needed

A malfunctioning thermostat can lower the efficiency of your system, leading to high electric bills. An outdated thermostat can lead to short cycling meaning your system will have to run more frequently for short periods of time to cool your home. Incorrect readings can also lead to high energy bills since it will have to overwork.

Consider upgrading or replacing your thermostat with a programmable thermostat. A qualified service technician can help you determine when your thermostat is too old and requires a replacement.

Sun City Plumbing & Heating provides superior heating, cooling and plumbing services. Our technicians are NATE-certified and provide quality installations. Contact Sun City Plumbing & Heating today for all your HVAC maintenance and installation services.

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