Temperatures in Mebane, NC, are starting to rise. As such, have you noticed more frequent issues with your HVAC system? If so, there’s a good chance that something is wrong with your thermostat. If you’re unsure of the source of your HVAC issues, the following warning signs usually indicate they stem from the thermostat.

System Won’t Stop Running

Your thermostat serves as the brain of your entire HVAC system. When you input your desired temperature, the thermostat tells the HVAC system to shut off once it achieves that temperature. If the system won’t stop running, it signals a communication issue between the thermostat and your HVAC system.

Incorrect Display Temperature

If you start noticing that your home is hotter or colder than the temperature you set on the thermostat, there’s clearly something wrong. While you may not be able to notice a slight variance between the actual temperature and the display temperature, a major difference between the display temperature and what your home feels like is a sign of trouble.

Spike in Utility Bills

When every part of your heating and cooling system, including the thermostat, is working correctly, your utility bills should fall within a certain range every month. If you notice a sudden surge in your monthly utility bills, there’s clearly something wrong somewhere. While increased utility bills don’t always point to a thermostat problem, there’s a real possibility that communication issues between the thermostat and your HVAC system are to blame for your increased bills.

Are you still relying on an old thermostat? Making the decision to upgrade to a new smart thermostat can improve your home’s efficiency and comfort levels. If you believe that your thermostat may be the cause of your HVAC issues, let us help you choose a new one today. Call Ted’s HVAC to find out about our line of thermostats and the rest of our HVAC services.

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