Did you know that approximately 85% of American homes have at least some form of thermostat? As time goes on, it turns out that maintaining a steady indoor temperature in our homes is something fewer and fewer of us can live without. However, like any household appliance, a thermostat is just as susceptible to a finite lifespan.
Having a reliable thermostat for your home requires knowing when you need a replacement. Perhaps you are noticing some warning signs that the time for an upgrade is soon approaching. If so, here are some key indicators that your home needs a new thermostat.
1. Rise in Energy Bills
Noticing a much higher energy bill than normal can often be your first signal that your thermostat is not functioning properly.
One of the most common thermostat issues is when it fails to correctly read your home’s indoor temperature. This can cause it to continue its cycle to adjust the temperature far longer than normal, which in turn can overwork your heating or air conditioning units.
In such cases, installing new thermostats is a worthwhile investment to save yourself money in the long run.
2. Uneven Temperatures
Even after you set your thermostat to your ideal temperature, you may still notice that your home still doesn’t quite feel comfortable. Walking from room to room, you may detect noticeably differing temperatures.
If this keeps happening, try setting your thermostat to a lower temperature to see if it can even maintain that instead. If not, you’re likely due for a replacement.
3. Faulty Display
Your thermostat should always have a working, readable display that showcases its temperatures and settings in an accurate and clear fashion.
If your thermostat has a damaged, broken, or unreadable monitor, or displays inaccurate readings, then it might be past time to install a new one.
4. Short Cycling
It’s a frequent problem with faulty thermostats: you set a cooling or heating cycle, but the process ends before it’s complete, far sooner than it should.
If you notice this problem occurring with growing regularity, your thermostat’s best days are likely behind it.
5. Out With the Old and in With the New Thermostat
The simple fact of the matter is that thermostats typically last about ten years. Even if you aren’t experiencing too many issues, a thermostat that’s been around for about a decade tends to be close to the end of its life.
When installing new thermostats, you may be surprised by the world of new options available to you. Nowadays, programming thermostats remotely has become a particularly popular advantage of the latest thermostat technology.
By browsing around, you can even get ahead of potential thermostat problems before they start!
Don’t Wait for the Worst
If you suspect you need a new thermostat, there’s no reason to wait for your home to grow less and less comfortable. At Bowersox, we can introduce you to affordable, game-changing fixes and upgrades that will keep your home as cozy as you want it.
How We Can Help
We offer high-quality blow in insulation services for homeowners and business owners in the North Port, Venice, Nokomis, & Sarasota areas.
We can add blow-in insulation to your existing home, or we can meet your insulation needs during a new construction project. We perform work in a wide range of properties, including custom single-family homes and commercial properties. In addition, we can help during multi-family remodels or retro work.
In fact, over the past several years, we have been able to meet the unique needs of hundreds of architects, builders, and homeowners. For instance, we have re-insulated existing attics or helped with new additions.
We have also played a role in gut renovations that have required our insulation services. Likewise, we have provided insulation for apartment buildings spanning multiple stories.
To learn more about how our blow-in insulation services can add comfort and value to your home or commercial property in the seasons ahead.