Thermostats are designed to facilitate temperature control in homes, offices, warehouses and other buildings. They can also be used in cars and appliances. The designs of these control units vary depending on their intended environment, however they all serve the same purpose – to keep temperature under control and your energy bills within budget. If your thermostat is not working efficiently, it may be time to install a new one. Here we will provide some reasons to replace your thermostat.
Past its sell by date
Whilst thermostats do not have a literal ‘sell by date’ it is thought that if your unit is more than fifteen years old, it’s likely to need replace the thermostat. Look out for signs that your thermostat’s wiring is deteriorating.
Although your thermostat may appear to be working fine, you could be making huge savings by simply upgrading to a newer digital model. New thermostats allow you to increase your energy efficiency by accurately monitoring temperatures and programming operation times to suit your daily schedule.
If your thermostat is not working properly, it may cause the unit to overheat. This is especially true of thermostats used in vehicles. If you see symptoms of overheating, call in the experts to see if your thermostat needs fixing or replacing.
If you notice that your thermostat is showing a temperature reading that is vastly different from the temperature of your room, it may be time to get a new one. Inaccurate or faulty readings are a sign that your thermostat’s temperature gauge is on its way out.
If you frequently experience power outages or find that your thermostat seems to forget the settings you have programmed, it may be a sign that it is on the blink and needs replacing. It is worth investing in a new digital model that will allow you to program in your chosen settings, so you do not have to re-program your thermostat’s settings each day.
Tips for buying a new thermostat
When purchasing a new thermostat, it is worth keeping in mind that the new digital models are likely to be a little more expensive than your old thermostat was. They do however offer added benefits that will make the extra cost more worthwhile. For example, they will help you to make energy savings (by providing more accurate temperature readings and advanced programming settings) that will help you to save money on your heating bills.
Investing in a new digital thermostat will also help you gain better control over the temperature of your home or workspace, enabling you to adjust it to suit your needs and requirements.