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Is A Bad Thermostat The Cause Of Your Heating Troubles?

You’ve been cooped up at home for months so you finally decide to make the trip out to go hiking or mountain biking–something safe that gives you plenty of space. It is cold though so you decide to leave the heater running while you are gone to ensure the house is warm on your return. It will feel pretty good to go from temperatures in the 30s to a nice safe haven that is in the 60s.

But that may not be what you come home to. Maybe you get home and discover your heater is working overtime, leaving the home way too hot. Or perhaps you walk through the door to discover it has barely increased the temperature indoors above what it is outside. What’s the deal?

Something is up with your heating in Aztec, NM and the issue likely lies with your thermostat.

How To Tell Your Thermostat Is Having Trouble

There have been plenty of cases when one of our technicians is called to check on a bad heater only to discover that the issue is actually stemming from the thermostat. Older units or units that have developed issues, in general, can be tricky to discover sometimes. Use these warning signs to determine if your thermostat may be the cause of your comfort trouble and have one of our technicians confirm before doing anything else:

  • The thermostat never seems to read the temperature right.
  • Your thermostat has a delay in its response to you or doesn’t respond at all.
  • The heater is either short cycling or running nonstop because of a bad temperature reading from your thermostat.
  • Your thermostat hasn’t been replaced in the time since you upgraded your AC and/or heater.

If any of these issues some familiar or match your situation, it may be time to make a call to a professional to get your thermostat checked and possibly upgraded.

Your Thermostat Upgrade Options

If you need to upgrade your thermostat, you don’t want to just get the first option you find at a department store. You want to install the best option to suit your needs. Here are two options that we recommend to optimize the comfort in any New Mexico home:

  • Smart thermostats: These are called smart systems because they have the technology to learn your temperature control patterns. Based off this, these thermostats can create custom programs to automatically adjust your home comfort and can even suggest changes to decrease your energy use.
  • Wi-fi (wireless) thermostats: Wireless thermostats offer great control and energy efficiency along with the ability to be controlled remotely. A wireless thermostat gives you the ability to check on your home’s temperature the next time you are out and adjust it so it is just right when you get home. Pretty cool, huh?

If you need a new thermostat, your best option is to come to a professional to help you select and install your new system. A professional replacement can be what makes or breaks your comfort for the next several years.

Contact Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. to get started. Don’t waste your time with the run-around. Give us a call and let us do it right the first time! 

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