Thermostats are an important part of a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. If your thermostat is not working properly, a Katy air conditioning repair contractor can evaluate the problem. An improperly working thermostat can lower energy efficiency, resulting in higher utility bills. In addition, fluctuating temperatures make your HVAC unit work harder, leading to costly repairs or system failure. Call a Katy AC repair professional to help you decide whether it is more cost-effective to repair or replace a malfunctioning thermostat.
Types of HVAC Thermostats
Traditional thermostats are manually controlled using a slider or dial. They are inaccurate, and it is not possible to change settings if you are away. Digital thermostats are more accurate and provide better temperature control.
Programmable thermostats allow you to program in settings that reflect your lifestyle. When properly operated, they can reduce energy usage by as much as 30% over a year.
If you like advanced technology, Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats offer many benefits, including being able to change settings from a smartphone, tablet or computer even when you are away. The most advanced models interact with other smart devices in your home, monitor humidity, read the current weather and automatically adjust settings based on your habits. Some monitor the HVAC unit’s performance and signal when it is time to change the filter. An experienced Katy air conditioning repair company can help you select a model that suits your needs.
Signs Your Thermostat Is Broken
If you adjust the thermostat to regulate temperature in your home or business and there is no change, the thermostat could be the problem. Changing the batteries in digital models may correct it. If you have an older model, remove the cover and clean the unit. Another simple fix is to check the settings.
If your AC unit cycles frequently or runs continuously, the thermostat could be the problem. If the unit blows air that is hotter or colder than the set temperature, the problem may be with the thermostat. Call a licensed professional HVAC contractor to determine the problem.
When to Replace a Thermostat
If the thermostat is more than 10 years old, it may need to be replaced. If you want better performance, accuracy and control of settings, consider installing a new model. Newer models also increase energy efficiency and improve comfort.
The NATE-certified HVAC professionals at Air Depot Air Conditioning and Heating provide a full suite of Katy AC services. We are factory authorized dealers for Carrier, Daikon and Lennox. We also install, service and maintain all types of heating and air conditioning equipment from most major manufacturers. We talk with you about your indoor comfort needs and recommend equipment that complements your budget and lifestyle.
For more information about whether to repair or replace your thermostat, call the Katy air conditioning repair experts at 281-477-3700.