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Your thermostat is the direct line of communication with your HVAC system, which ensures your home’s comfort. During the fall, you should check that your thermostat is ready to help keep your home warm during the winter months. Like all machines, thermostats have lifespans. Here are warning signs that indicate you should install a new smart thermostat in Frederick, MD:

Thermostat Screen is Blank

Several factors can make your thermostat screen blank. Blown fuses, dead batteries or dusty wires can cause the issue. A tripped circuit breaker is possible if you have many electronics plugged in at once.

You should check if the circuit breaker switch is on and if the batteries are dead. You should check for blown fuses or use compressed air to clean dusty wires next. If the smart thermostat is still not working, call an HVAC professional to inspect it and the rest of your HVAC system.

HVAC System Won’t Turn Off

If your HVAC system isn’t shutting off, our professionals can take a closer look. Common HVAC issues include closed vents, dirty air filters, refrigerant leaks or condensate line clogs. If your HVAC system is running smoothly otherwise, the issue is likely with your thermostat.

HVAC System Won’t Turn On

If your HVAC system isn’t turning on after installing a new smart thermostat, the device might not be compatible. The average HVAC system lasts about 15 to 20 years. Once you check your HVAC system for issues, a professional can check your smart thermostat’s wiring.

Your Energy Bills Are Higher

If your energy bill is much higher than usual, your thermostat might be failing. A struggling thermostat causes your HVAC system to work harder and cycle multiple times in an hour. As your HVAC system turns on and off randomly, it uses more energy and causes stress.

Temperature Swings

A sign that your thermostat is malfunctioning is dealing with quickly shifting temperatures for no reason. You can lower your temperature settings to test your HVAC system, but it might still be your thermostat. An HVAC professional can inspect it and recommend an upgrade.

Modern thermostats have a lifespan of about 10 years but often get replaced because of innovations. Always think about replacing an outdated thermostat with a new smart thermostat. If you have questions about installing a smart thermostat in Frederick, MD, call Eric Smock Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule an appointment today.

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