How Often Do Thermostats Need to Be Replaced?

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Thermostats help keep our homes comfortable. This device is nothing more than a switch that turns on and off the heating or cooling in your home based on the inside air temperature. But over time, your thermostat may need replacing. Here are several reasons you may find yourself on the market for a new thermostat.

Replacement Due to Malfunction or Poor Performance

If you notice your furnace or air conditioner never seem to turn off, you may need to replace your thermostat. If your thermostat is stuck open, it may be signaling your furnace to keep distributing warm air and failing to tell the furnace when to turn off.

If your home does not feel comfortable, the thermostat may be out of adjustment. With older models, it’s important to check and replace the device’s batteries.

Replacement for New Features

Programmable thermostats allow you to set time frames for the system to run or stay off according to your schedule. This is a convenient and energy efficient option that allows your system to schedule off while no one is home. Newer models have settings for up to several days with multiple settings per day.

Installation of heating or cooling zones requires new thermostats to monitor and control the zones. If you are installing zones, you may be required to set up a newer thermostat system.

Cost of Replacing a Thermostat

Replacing a thermostat can be relatively inexpensive thanks to the various models and brands available. The simple, manual type may run you under a hundred dollars. If you are looking for something programmable with upgraded features, you may have to dive deeper into your pockets. And if you want to go all out, with something to control several heating and cooling zones, then prepare to spend a bit more money.

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