Why Your Thermostat May Be Limiting Your Air Conditioning System’s Potential

There are so many different components that play a role in the functioning of your home’s air conditioning system.  Whether you have a central air conditioning system, a ductless system, or something entirely different, they are all going to be driven by the same main component.  That component is none other than the thermostat of the system.  One of the most common issues that we see at J&W Heating and Air when it comes to air conditioning systems has to do with the thermostat.  Think of the reliance that you place on your home’s thermostat.  When that thermostat is busted, you are not going to be able to get that air conditioner working accordingly.  This could leave your home either too warm or too cold depending on what the issue may be.  

 

When it comes to an air conditioning system, the whole idea behind having the system installed in the first place has to do with having control around the interior temperature of your home.  When you can control the temperature of your home you are going to be able to have it set at a level where you are content.  You should not have to think about your home’s temperature too much when you have an air conditioning system that is functioning the way that it is supposed to, and also has a thermostat that is doing what it should be doing.  In the event that your air conditioning system is not functioning as intended, it may have a lot to do with the thermometer that is driving the system and the air that it is pumping out.

 

Thermostat Causing the Air Conditioner to Lack Efficiency

 

Believe it or not the thermometer that is tied to your air conditioning system could be a driving force behind that system running in an inefficient manner.  Energy efficiency is always something that is very important to homeowners that have air conditioning systems.  This is because when you have air conditioner blasting in those hot summer months of July and August, you are going to be eating up a good chunk of energy.  This leads to monthly bills that are going to be quite costly when that system is not running as efficiently as it can.

 

The thermostat can play a big role in this in the event that it is not able to give an accurate reading of the temperature and translate that information to the rest of the air conditioning system.  A thermostat that is not functioning properly from a temperature reading perspective may end up kicking on the air conditioning system earlier than intended.  This can result in the system cycling on and off more frequently and using up more energy to run.

 

Old Fashioned Thermostats Limit Control

 

The thermostat has been around for decades now in terms of something that functions in the home to control its temperature.  Think about all of the older types of thermostats that are out there.  The one commonality that so many of them have is that they are just old fashioned.  They are out of date.  Some homeowners may spend tens of thousands of dollars on new heating and cooling systems, only to leave their thermostat the way that it was prior to the other major upgrades.  This just does not make any sense.  

 

One thing that we will usually recommend when taking on a Jacksonville AC repair project is to have that thermostat replaced with something more modern.  The newer thermostats that are out there are going to be able to more accurately read the internal temperature of the home and also control that temperature.  On top of that, some of the newer thermostats will allow you to remotely control the temperature as well.  This means that if you want to turn the air conditioner on before you get home from work, you can do that remotely from your laptop, desktop, smartphone, any device with an Internet connection pretty much.
The thermostat of your air conditioning system is extremely important to how well that system is going to be able to function.  When you are running into issues with your air conditioning system, addressing the issue of an old fashioned thermostat is something that should also be taken into account.  We have the Jacksonville AC repair professionals that are going to be able to give you the attention necessary to get you set up with a thermostat that will give you the performance you need.