Proper thermostat placement in your Gray Court, SC, home is important. When your thermostat is in a bad location, it hinders the efficiency of your HVAC system. Here are four locations in your home where you should never place a thermostat.
1. In Your Hallway
A thermostat belongs in a room where people spend time. Your hallway might get plenty of traffic, but it’s not an area in which you congregate. A room, such as a den or living room, is better.
Hallway placement can also affect airflow to the thermostat. The thermostat needs good airflow to accurately determine the home’s temperature. A hallway is a narrow area that’s not great for airflow.
2. Right Next to a Door or Window
Placement next to a door or window makes it hard to get an accurate temperature reading. Opening the door or window allows outside air to come into contact with the thermostat. The thermostat detects the temperature of the air instead of the temperature in the room.
3. On a Wall That Receives Excessive Sunlight
Never place a thermostat on a wall that receives direct sunlight for hours at a time. The sunlight heats the wall, and the thermostat thinks your home is warmer than it is.
In winter, your heat will turn off before the home is warm. And in summer, the AC will run too often. In addition to affecting your comfort, you’ll also have higher power bills.
4. Next to an Air Vent
An air vent helps circulate air throughout your home. And when your HVAC system is in use, air constantly blows from the air vent.
A thermostat directly near an air vent will get bad temperature readings. This is because the air from the vent might blow directly onto the thermostat.
As a result, the thermostat will think the room is hotter or colder than is accurate. Contact Sanders Home Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning for HVAC maintenance, thermostat installation, and additional HVAC issues.
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