Your thermostat is much more than the device you use to control the temperature in your Madisonville, KY, home. In reality, it’s more like the brain of your entire HVAC system. If you start noticing certain warning signs, they may indicate that you need a new thermostat installed in your home.

Incorrect Temperature Readings

In order for your air conditioning system to operate the way you want it to, the temperature on your thermostat needs to be accurate. When it is malfunctioning, it may begin to show temperatures that are higher or lower than the actual temperature of your home. Over time, the sensor that controls the temperature reading can wear out, creating the need for a new thermostat.

Incorrect Cycling

Cycling is the term that describes the way your HVAC system turns on and off based on the temperature you have set on the thermostat. If your system starts turning on and off more frequently or running for a longer period of time, the issue probably stems from the thermostat. Cycling issues often relate to frayed or damaged wiring inside it, which interrupts its connection with your system.

Constant Temperature Fluctuations

When you set your desired temperature on your thermostat, the HVAC system automatically turns on and off based on achieving that temperature. Depending on the temperature outside, you may occasionally notice that the temperature is a couple of degrees away from your set temperature, but there should never be wild variations. If you start noticing significant temperature fluctuations, it usually means the thermostat’s connection with the HVAC system is faulty so the system doesn’t know when to turn on and off.

If your thermostat is showing any of these signs, it may be time to consider installing a new thermostat. Call E&M Heating, Plumbing & Air Conditioning today to find out about the thermostats that we offer and all our other HVAC services.

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