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Is It Time For a New Thermostat?

We all know how important air conditioning is in the summer in Rhode Island, but we tend to overlook the most essential element of our system—the thermostat. Have you looked at ways to improve this critical component? A new thermostat may help your cooling system run more efficiently. Continue reading to learn when it’s time for a thermostat upgrade.


When your cooling system fails to complete a whole cycle, it is said to have short cycling. This will cause the system to shut down and restart unexpectedly, making your house uncomfortable and putting a strain on your equipment. A new thermostat can prevent this problem.

Differing Temperatures

It’s worth noting that if the temperatures in your house are constantly changing, it’s possible that your thermostat is the cause. It may be sending incorrect signals to your AC, causing one area to feel cold and the next to feel like a sauna.

The thermostat’s faulty signals are received by the air conditioning, which causes this. This is due to malfunctioning communication between the air conditioner and the thermostat. A new thermostat can help repair this faulty signaling.

Unresponsive to Settings

If your thermostat does not respond to a new setting, it may be time for a replacement. A loud ticking sound or a change in temperatures after inputting a temperature might indicate that the thermostat is malfunctioning.

Occasionally, the thermostat is malfunctioning and does not respond properly. This might be due to a variety of factors, but it’s best to anticipate a replacement so that the problem doesn’t return.

Thermostat Won’t Work

Your thermostat might stop functioning for a variety of reasons, such as:

  • Blown fuse
  • Loose wiring
  • Dirt buildup
  • Dead batteries
  • Poor placement – Heat, direct sunlight, or strong heat can wreak havoc on a thermostat’s performance.

A thermostat’s failure might be caused by one of these factors and is a dead giveaway that it’s time to consider replacing it.

Call the Pros at Greenwood Plumbing & Heating

Rhode Island’s weather can be capricious and vexing. You may have peace of mind that your home will be adequately cooled without the danger of a breakdown thanks to Greenwood Plumbing & Heating. To learn more, contact us now!