Home maintenance agreements include a lot of benefits, but one of the most often-overlooked benefits involves the humble thermostat. Most people take their function for granted, never realizing the power their thermostat has over…well…everything.
Why a Functioning Thermostat Is Important
Your thermostat is like your home’s climate quarterback. It tells your system when to turn on and off and is responsible for keeping your family in climate-controlled comfort. When something in your thermostat is off, it can lead to any of the following problems:
- Lack of heating and cooling
- Uneven heating and cooling
- Systems running longer than necessary
- High utility bills
- Wear and tear on your HVAC system
None of these is good and all lead to either more money out of pocket or physical discomfort. Worse, by the time you figure out the problem is with your thermostat, you’ve likely already paid a good chunk of money to have the system inspected—a much larger fee than what you would have paid if you’d continued routine maintenance and upkeep over time.
What a Thermostat Inspection Entails
Here are the few of the things your HVAC technician should check during routine system maintenance:
- Temperature is properly calibrated
- Systems turn on and off as appropriate
- Inside mechanisms are clean and dust free
- Battery is charged
- Connections are reliable
- Location of the thermostat is positioned for optimal function and temperature management
Interested in Learning More?
We’re here to help! Learn more about the customer-friendly maintenance agreements available here at Spring Valley Air Conditioning. We can help you to cut back on energy costs and make the most of your climate control this summer.