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If you live in Hiram, GA, you rely on your home heating system to make it comfortably through the winter months. Unfortunately, your system’s thermostat doesn’t last forever. If you’re noticing any of the signs below, it’s time to consider upgrading to a new thermostat.

It’s A Dial Thermostat

If you’re still running an old dial control, it might be time to upgrade. Smart thermostats allow you to program in different temperatures or change your settings when you’re away from home. This can allow you to optimize your energy usage so that you can save a lot of money over the upcoming winter months.

Faulty Readings

If you notice that your control is not reading the correct indoor air temperature, it’s time to consider an upgrade. As your control starts to go, its sensor may malfunction and return incorrect temperatures. Measuring your indoor air temperature with a thermometer can help to accurately tell if your thermostat is truly reading the wrong temperature.

Display Won’t Turn On

Another common indicator of a faulty control is that its display screen won’t turn on. To rule out other issues, start by making sure that the circuit breaker for your heating system is in the on position. If it is, check the batteries as a last resort before replacing your thermostat.

System Won’t Turn On

If you turn the desired temperature on your thermostat up and your system doesn’t kick on, it’s likely a faulty control. You should set the desired temperature to at least five degrees above the actual temperature to ensure that your thermostat is the issue. If so, you’ll need to replace it, as it could have faulty internal wiring.

We’re here for all of your heating repair needs. Give us a call today at E. Smith Heating & Air Conditioning if you’re experiencing a problem with your thermostat–we’ll be happy to repair or upgrade it for you!

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