Just as one bad taco means big stomach trouble, one bad thermostat means big trouble for your air conditioner! You see, your air conditioner would render quite useless without your thermostat, and therefore, you want to be absolutely sure that the thermostat you’ve got is the best thermostat there is!
And in case you don’t believe us, keep reading below. We’ve outlined just some of the ways thermostat troubles can impact your HVAC system. So, what are you waiting for? Keep on reading! (And of course, contact our team for your air conditioning services in Madera, CA).
Your Thermostat is Everything!
Your thermostat is the control system—the brain if you will—of your HVAC system. It enables you to choose when your air conditioner turns on, and what temperature your home will be.
Therefore, thermostat problems affect your ability to control your air conditioning system, and as a result, are just as bad as having a problem with the HVAC system itself. Your heater or AC may not turn on when it’s supposed to and/or turn off when you need it too. Both of these situations result in discomfort, higher bills, and an empty wallet.
Thermostat Troubles Can Cause Short Cycling
Your thermostat could also cause your air conditioning system to cycle on and off rapidly, a process known as short cycling. Your AC uses a good amount of energy simply turning on and off, which is why you want yours to run for at least 15 minutes at a time before shutting off.
The good news in all of this is that thermostats are typically easier to repair or replace than other components of your complex HVAC system since they’re basically a separate unit, that is easily accessible as well. Our team can get to the root of the problem and find out if, first of all, your thermostat is causing your HVAC woes and if it is, whether a repair or an upgrade would be the best choice for you moving forward.
So, Should I Upgrade My Thermostat?
A thermostat that is off by even a couple of degrees can have a significant negative impact on your energy bills. So, you want to be absolutely certain that your thermostat is accurate. If it’s not, it might be time for a replacement.
This is especially pertinent to folks who are still using a hard-wired, manual thermostat. Digital, programmable thermostat systems offer a number of key benefits that are worth your consideration. First off, they’re much easier to reach and control, and they’re almost always more accurate than the older, conventional thermostats. Lastly, a programmable thermostat allows you to create a customized schedule of heating and cooling that works around your specific needs.
To learn more about the benefits of upgrading your thermostat, or to learn more about your options, contact the team at California Indoor Comfort, Inc.