Thermostats are an essential part of keeping your home feeling comfortable. Ultimately, your thermostat monitors and regulates climate control. At Trade-mark Air Conditioning, we want to help you maximize your comfort through efficient heating and cooling. For many homeowners, thermostat placement isn’t given a second thought. But where you choose to place your thermostat certainly matters for your home’s comfort.
Don’t Place the Thermostat Near a Window or Door
Placing your thermostat near a window or door means that the thermostat will read the temperatures from outside. Outside weather not only fluctuates, but the thermostat won’t get an accurate reading of what the temperature is inside the home.
Don’t Place the Thermostat Near Sunlight
Similar to placing your thermostat near a window or door, placing your thermostat near sunlight will make it difficult for the thermostat to get an accurate reading of the temperature inside the home. In fact, direct sunlight will tell your thermostat that your home is warmer than it is, so the furnace won’t kick on until the sun goes down in the winter, and the AC could run far too often in the summer.
Don’t Place the Thermostat Near Air Registers and Vents
Don’t place the thermostat near air registers or vents. This is because the thermostat will read your home as either really hot or really cold, depending on your settings.
Do Place the Thermostat in a Central Location
Placing your thermostat in a central location on an interior wall will provide the best temperature control. As a rule of thumb, it’s best to place your thermostat in your living room area or dining room, whichever is more convenient.
Do Place the Thermostat at an Optimal Height
Generally, you should place your thermostat about 52 to 60 inches off the floor. If it’s lower than this, it will read a colder temperature than is accurate, and if it’s higher, not only will it be hard to reach, but it will read a higher overall temperature because heat rises.
Thermostat placement is just as important as investing in a quality thermostat. Here at Trade-mark Air Conditioning, we believe that every homeowner in Ingram, TX and the surrounding area should be comfortable. We offer AC and heating repair, maintenance, and installation. We also offer duct cleaning, duct-free systems, environmental assessment, and more. Contact us to learn more about our services.Tags: Thermostat Placement
April 19, 2022 8:44 pm