In effect, a thermostat functions like the brain of each HVAC system, using its sensors to read indoor temperatures and either activate or deactivate the system as required in order to keep you as comfortable as possible. However, if you have an outdated thermostat in your Marietta, GA home, it may struggle to complete that task. If you notice any of these HVAC issues, they may stem from an outdated thermostat.
1. Wasted Energy
Newer thermostats are precisely calibrated to command your HVAC system to use only as much energy as is necessary to reach the indoor temperature that you want. Sensors get accurate temperature readings and help automate everything. Special features like recovery mode allow programmable thermostats to use as little energy as possible to create ideal conditions.
Older thermostats without these features do not have such capabilities. Without these things, not only will you experience less ease and convenience, but you will also use up a great deal of energy unnecessarily over the long run.
2. Less Comfort
When your outdated thermostat struggles to relay accurate information to your HVAC system, you’ll likely notice a loss of comfort in your home. When the system doesn’t know when to turn on and how long to operate, your house won’t be as comfortable as you want it to be.
3. Excessive Cycling
Excessive cycling happens when your HVAC system turns on and off in response to indoor temperature changes more often than it should. This can happen because your thermostat cannot read temperatures accurately. This will needlessly increase the strain upon your system, increasing the likelihood that it will require repairs or that you may need to soon replace it outright.
If you believe that a new thermostat is the answer to your HVAC issues, contact us today. Call E. Smith Heating and Air Conditioning today to ask about a new thermostat and the rest of our HVAC services.
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