How Do I Know When To Replace My Thermostat?

May 13, 2020

Over time, dust accumulates inside of a thermostat, and the wires age. Just as with other electronic devices, your thermostat won’t last forever. How do you know when it needs to be replaced? The average thermostat lasts 10 years before becoming faulty. Here are some other indicators your thermostat may need to be replaced.

Your Heating or Cooling System Doesn’t Turn On

Many people assume there’s something wrong with the heating or cooling system when it doesn’t turn on, but sometimes, it’s a problem with the thermostat. If changing the batteries doesn’t work, we recommend replacing the thermostat. Innovative Mechanical, LLC has high-quality programmable thermostats available for residents in Marietta, GA, and surrounding areas. We also provide AC and heating repair services to diagnose and fix your system.

You Don’t Hear the Clicking Sound Anymore After Adjusting the Thermostat

When you adjust your thermostat to turn it on or off, you should hear a clicking sound shortly after. If the thermostat no longer responds to your adjustments, it probably no longer makes a clicking sound either. Let your repair company know what’s going on with your thermostat since it may need to be replaced.

The Thermostat Frequently Loses Programmed Settings

If a programmable thermostat starts to frequently lose your programmed settings, it either needs new batteries or needs replaced. Also, check with your household that no one has been changing the settings.

Your Heating or Cooling System Has Started Short Cycling

Short cycling is a problem many people assume has to do with the heating and cooling system. A faulty thermostat is a potential cause behind this problem. If you’ve recently had a new heating or cooling system installed, however, it’s possible it was installed incorrectly.

Innovative Mechanical, LLC is a reliable heating and cooling company in Marietta. We have NATE-certified technicians who have a high level of skill and knowledge. We offer repair, installation and maintenance of heating and cooling systems. Additional services we offer include indoor air quality, whole-home humidifiers, tankless water heaters, wine cellar construction and solar panel installation. Contact us if you suspect your thermostat needs replaced or for any of our other services.