Your Madison, MS, home’s thermostat is the communication center for your HVAC. It’s the central unit from where your heating and air conditioning system gets the signals to adjust to a specific temperature setting for efficient home conditioning. When the thermostat becomes damaged beyond repair, here are the signs it will exhibit.

Registering Wrong Temperatures

When your thermostat registers incorrect temperatures, it usually signifies damage. The best way to gauge the precision of your thermostat’s temperature readings is to test it with a handheld indoor thermometer.

Your thermostat’s sensor will lose its sensitivity because of misuse, manufacturer’s defects, or old age. Whenever your thermostat registers erroneous temperature readings, you should consult your AC repair and installation company to have it replaced to improve the efficiency of your HVAC system.

Temperature Settings Change Constantly

When faulty, a thermostat can rarely maintain a temperature setting. Instead, it keeps shifting from one temperature to the other unexpectedly.

A thermostat that has lost its ability to maintain a temperature reading is unreliable. It will always send the wrong signals to your HVAC system, leading to inefficient home heating and cooling.

The Thermostat Has Lasted Over a Decade

Like every other piece of equipment, thermostats don’t last forever. The approximate predetermined lifespan of most modern-day thermostats doesn’t exceed 10 years. The more advanced, programmable controls have longer lifespans, though.

Therefore, if the control installed on your HVAC system is older than a decade, it may be obsolete and ready for replacement.

If your thermostat exhibits the above signs, contact the technicians at Hux Air Conditioning for professional AC installation and repair services. We can also help you select and install the best controls and thermostats for your heating and cooling system.

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