When a climate control system wears down to the point that it can’t do its job effectively, most homeowners are quick to replace it. A thermostat, however, is not quite so obvious when it’s on its last legs. That’s a problem because the thermostat is one of the most vital parts of any climate control system, yet it is often in use long past the time that it should have been replaced. If you’re using a very old thermostat, you should look at some of the following reasons why it’s a good idea to replace it.
Wear and Tear
A thermostat may not be quite as complicated as an entire furnace or air conditioner. However, it is still the “brain” of those systems. Your climate control systems would be little more than wastes of space without a thermostat. Years of use will wear your thermostat down, and will cause problems just like in any other system. The dead zone, where the thermostat is supposed to activate but doesn’t because its sensors are not sensitive enough, will get wider. The system will become less and less efficient at controlling your heater and air conditioner. Eventually, it will break down altogether. You’re going to want to replace it long before that happens.
If your thermostat is older than 10 to 15 years, you’re missing out on all of the most modern advances in thermostat technology. Wireless thermostats use satellite units that can be carried from room to room, increasing the range of the system. Smart thermostats learn from your climate control habits, so that eventually they can adjust themselves. Now is a great time to upgrade your old thermostat, so that you can start taking advantage of these new tools.
Speedy Air Conditioning Service offers thermostat services throughout Stuart, FL. Call today for an appointment.