Signs it may be time to replace your thermostat:
- Just not functioning as it should – If you set your thermostat at least 5 degrees higher or lower than your normal setting (5 degrees higher than normal during heating season, and 5 degrees lower during cooling season). Check that the appropriate device (heat or AC) comes on. If it doesn’t, it may be time to replace it.
- High energy bills – replacing your older thermostat, with a new programmable thermostat, is an effective way of cutting your energy costs. Plus, set your programmable thermostat to a desired temp once, and it will automatically adjust after that.
- Convenience – many new thermostats have insight into your system, and even show reminder, like when it is time to change your filter. This could help avoid costly repairs to your system.
- Another issue could be multi-level homes. If you have 2 or more levels, but only one thermostat, you may need to have it zoned, to monitor temps on each level individually. This would let you customize comfort for each level, and could help with high energy costs.