Winter in central Wisconsin is notoriously cold, which means it’s the worst time of year to be without a properly functioning thermostat. Typically, HVAC thermostats last approximately 10 years, so if you know you’re due for a replacement, now is a perfect time. If, however, your thermostat hasn’t hit it’s age threshold yet, and your HVAC system is acting odd, our team at Steve’s Plumbing and Heating is here to help. Here are three of the most common signs that your thermostat is ready for a replacement:

●        Random Pockets of Cool or Warm Air

When you move about your home, do you notice random pockets of warm or cool air in odd locations? You may assume these air pockets are due to drafty doors and windows, but often, they’re a result of a malfunctioning thermostat.

When your thermostat doesn’t function as designed, it affects the air distribution of your HVAC system, which often results in uneven heating and cooling. However, a malfunctioning furnace could also be the culprit. In either case, you’ll need a heating and cooling professional to diagnose and repair the issue.

●        Increasing Heating and Cooling Costs

Have your utility bills risen over time? Or did you notice a sudden increase over what you normally pay? Growing heating and cooling costs are typically due to one of two issues: a malfunctioning HVAC system or a faulty thermostat.

If your thermostat is the culprit, it’s likely having difficulty communicating with your furnace or air conditioner to maintain a constant temperature within your home. As the temperature fluctuates randomly, it decreases the efficiency of your heating and cooling system, which often results in exorbitant energy costs.

●        Uncontrolled Temperature Fluctuations

If you feel your home gradually heating up or cooling down without any adjustments to your thermostat, it’s likely time for a replacement. A malfunctioning or outdated thermostat has trouble communicating with your furnace to maintain a constant temperature. The issue may stem from faulty wiring, or, in some cases, the problem may require furnace repair.

Regardless of the issue’s source, it’s critical that you contact a qualified heating repair professional to diagnose the problem. If you hope to maintain a warm and welcoming home throughout the winter, a properly functioning HVAC system is crucial.

Need Heating and Cooling Repair? Contact Steve’s Plumbing and Heating Today

At Steve’s Plumbing and Heating, we know winter is a terrible time to be without a properly functioning thermostat. If you believe it’s finally time for a replacement, then it’s time to give us a call. Our team has over 85 years of combined experience serving homeowners throughout central Wisconsin, and we’d be honored to make you our next fully satisfied customer. We offer the best guarantees in the business, and we pride ourselves on our prompt, friendly, and high-quality service. To learn more about our heating and cooling services or to schedule your appointment, feel free to contact our team. Or, if you know you’re ready to get started, go ahead and request your free estimate!