A thermostat prompts your HVAC system to adjust the temperature to keep your New Orleans, LA, home warm and cozy. When this device ages or becomes faulty, it affects heating and cooling performance, your energy bills, and your home’s comfort. Here are four signs of a failing thermostat.

1. It Gives Faulty Readings

If your thermostat is installed in the right place, but the temperature readings are inaccurate, it’s a sign that the device may be faulty. This issue prevents your system from heating your home properly throughout the year. An HVAC technician can easily diagnose the problem and provide solutions tailored to your needs.

2. Constant Temperature Changes

If you notice that your HVAC system keeps adjusting indoor temperatures randomly, your thermostat may have an issue. It could be experiencing challenges registering temperature settings or communicating with your HVAC system.

3. HVAC System Is Short Cycling

Your HVAC system should complete a heating or cooling cycle to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. Short cycling occurs when the system fails to complete an entire cycle. A faulty thermostat is one of the primary causes.

Short cycling causes an HVAC system to work harder than usual to warm your home adequately. The extra strain results in premature wear and reduces the system’s lifespan. Replace your thermostat as soon as possible to prevent unexpected breakdowns and unplanned HVAC repairs.

4. Unusually High Energy Bills

When your thermostat fails to control indoor temperatures or incorrectly transmits signals to your HVAC, it causes the system to overwork and consumes more energy. As a result, your utility bills will be higher than usual.

If you notice that your thermostat has issues, schedule an HVAC maintenance appointment with Bryans United Air Conditioning. We’ll perform all the necessary diagnostics and determine the root cause of the problem. If a replacement is necessary, we’ll let you know.

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