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How to Tell You Need a New Thermostat


You need to be able to rely on your heating system to keep your home warm as the temperatures drop. Keeping your heater itself in good condition is a huge part of this. The other big part of this is making sure that your thermostat is in good condition too.

Your thermostat is like the command center for your home comfort systems, your heater included. If something goes wrong with your heating system, it may be due to your thermostat rather than the heater itself. Be on the lookout for any of these signs that you may need a new thermostat to ensure your home comfort this winter.

How To Tell You Need a New Thermostat

Trying to get by with an old thermostat in your home controlling your HVAC system is never going to be an enjoyable experience. It is always better to invest in an upgraded thermostat if you notice some of these indicators your current unit is out-of-date.

  • Your thermostat is much older than your HVAC systems. Have you upgraded your heater and/or your AC unit in the past few years? If you did but you didn’t upgrade your thermostat as well, it is better to choose a new thermostat for your home rather than continuing on with your current one.
  • Your current system has a delayed response or no response. When you go to turn on your heater using your thermostat and the thermostat doesn’t respond to you immediately, this is a problem. Delayed responses from your thermostat or no response at all indicate issues with your thermostat that can often come with age.
  • The thermostat still uses a slider. Go take a look at your thermostat. What does it look like? Is it a dial or does it have a small slider to allow you the ability to adjust your home’s temperature? If so, trust us, you need an upgrade.
  • Your home is constantly too hot or too cold. A thermostat that is ready to be replaced will often have poor temperature detection. This can often lead to a home that is too hot or too cold, rather than one that is perfectly comfortable.

Upgrade to a Smart/Wi-Fi Thermostat

A thermostat system replacement is an important HVAC service in Frederick, MD that we can provide for your home. We have great thermostat system options to install in your home including smart or Wi-fi thermostats.

Smart and wireless thermostats offer your home a variety of additional benefits that older units simply can’t beat. This includes perks like remote controllability, better temperature control, improved energy efficiency, and even pattern recognition. The pattern recognition can help you create programs that keep your home optimally comfortable all year long while using as little energy as possible.

If you are ready for a thermostat upgrade to boost your home comfort this season, you can come to us. We offer thermostat upgrades and a wide variety of other HVAC services to keep your indoor environment ideal.

Contact Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing to schedule your next service. We provide Your Whole House Approach.