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The thermostat connected to your Wylie, Texas, home’s HVAC unit acts as a central dashboard for the entire system. A simple press of a button can make it cooler or warmer in your home. However, using an older thermostat can affect your indoor comfort in so many ways, suggesting you’re due for a new thermostat. Rising HVAC expenses, indoor temperature imbalances, and an AC or heater that won’t turn on or off are signs your old thermostat requires an upgrade.

Rising HVAC Expenses

Rising heating and cooling expenses are a sign that the HVAC unit isn’t operating as efficiently as it should. The problem could stem from your thermostat, especially if it doesn’t include programmable features. By upgrading to a programmable thermostat, you can easily create a heating and cooling schedule that improves the efficiency of the HVAC unit. You can keep your home at a more moderate temperature while you’re away and stay more comfortable when you’re home.

Indoor Temperature Imbalances

If you notice temperature imbalances throughout your home, the culprit may be a faulty thermostat. Do keep in mind that if you have zoned heating and cooling, it is perfectly normal for various rooms in your home to have different temperatures. By upgrading to a smart thermostat, you can easily fix temperature imbalances. This type of thermostat "learns" your heating and cooling preferences and uses indoor sensors to keep each room at a comfortable temperature.

AC or Heater That Won’t Turn On

When the AC or heater won’t turn on, there’s a chance the thermostat has dead batteries, which means the thermostat can’t instruct the AC or heater to kick on. Replacing the thermostat’s dead batteries may fix the problem. However, you should also make sure to use a thermostat that has a battery light indicator on it. This way, you will always know when to replace the batteries.

Contact Allstars Electric Heating & Air Conditioning at 972-268-9413. One of our technicians can help you decide whether your HVAC system needs a new thermostat.

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