An efficiently working HVAC will keep your Tequesta, FL, home cool and dry during the scorching heat and high humidity of summer. For your HVAC to operate at peak performance, all of its components, especially the thermostat, need to function correctly. Here are some telltale signs that your thermostat is the reason your HVAC is malfunctioning.

1. Irregular Turning On and Off

The thermostat prompts the HVAC system to adjust your home’s indoor temperatures. If the control’s wiring experiences damage, your HVAC may turn itself on or off at irregular intervals.

In some situations, the system will continue cooling your home even after you turn off the thermostat. Such situations compromise the efficiency of your HVAC. Call in an HVAC professional to diagnose your HVAC system and assess whether you need a control replacement.

2. Inaccurate Thermostat Reading

A defective control will detect inaccurate temperatures, thus causing your HVAC to excessively cool your home. When your control starts to record temperature incorrectly, it’s time for a replacement.

If you feel that your home is too hot or cold after turning on the HVAC, test the indoor temperatures with a portable thermometer. Once you register the readings, compare them to the readings on the control sensor. Inaccurate readings are signs that your thermostat is aging, possesses a manufacturing defect or has been damaged.

3. Random Spikes in Your Energy Bills

Most energy bills tend to be within a consistent range from year to year. When you receive abnormally high energy bills, it may very well be due to a malfunctioning and inefficient HVAC system.

Defective controls cause complications that overwork or overrun your heating and cooling system, leading to high energy consumption. Consider hiring professionals to perform seasonal HVAC maintenance and keep track of the condition of your thermostat.

Upgrading to a programmable thermostat could improve the efficiency of your HVAC system. An expert technician from our team can help you select and install a new smart thermostat. Contact Miklos Air Inc experts for your HVAC repair, maintenance and replacement needs.

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