If your HVAC system had a brain, it would be your thermostat. When you try to make your Henderson, KY, home as comfortable as you want it to be, you rely on the thermostat to tell your HVAC system how long to run and what temperature to set. Unfortunately, thermostats can wear out over time. Read on to learn about when it’s time to upgrade the thermostat in your home.

1. Increase in Utility Bills

When your thermostat struggles to send the right information to your HVAC system, the system won’t know when to stop running. A system that runs for longer periods of time produces a sharp increase in your utility bills. If you start noticing your system running for longer periods of time and a spike in monthly bills, you might think you need AC repair, but your thermostat could be the cause.

2. Frequent Temperature Shifts

While extreme temperatures outside may cause your HVAC system to struggle to keep your home’s temperature exactly where you want it, it should always stay within a couple of degrees. If you start noticing extreme temperature shifts inside your home, they probably stem from your thermostat. If your home is frequently hotter or colder than you want it to be, consider upgrading your thermostat to a new smart thermostat.

3. Your Thermostat Is Old

As is the case with any type of technology, thermostats have come a long way over the years. If your home has an older, analog-style thermostat or even a digital system that is several years old, you could benefit from a smart thermostat upgrade. Smart thermostats give you increased control over the temperature in your home and can help ensure that you’re comfortable.

If you think your thermostat may be nearing the end of its lifespan, let one of our service techs help you decide. Call OnTIME Service today to find out about our smart thermostats, maintenance plans and other HVAC services.

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