Using a smart thermostat is a great way to maintain home comfort. It can also help you save money on utility expenses. Here are some spots you shouldn’t place it in your Ocean View, DE, home:
Closets or Rooms Without Airflow
Rooms with no airflow or closets are some of the worst areas to set up your smart thermostat. Without sufficient ventilation, the device won’t correctly detect humidity and temperature changes in the room, resulting in it working inefficiently or not at all.
Close to Windows or Doors
If you place your thermostat near windows or doors, it’ll undergo extreme temperature fluctuations from direct sunlight. The incorrect temperature readings will cause it to heat and cool the room incorrectly. This results in unnecessary cycling between heating and cooling, which strains your HVAC system.
On Exterior Walls
Placing your thermostat on an exterior wall isn’t a good idea as it’ll be subject to temperature fluctuations due to outside weather. This results in the thermostat giving your HVAC system inaccurate information. For instance, a thermostat located on an exterior wall will tell your HVAC system that it needs to warm up your home, even if your living areas are quite comfortable.
Near Other Heat Sources
Many of the appliances in your home generate heat when they are in use. You should be sure that your thermostat isn’t located near your washer, dryer, dishwasher or other heat-generating appliance. This ambient heat creates false readings on the thermostat.
Having your smart thermostat properly located in your home not only ensures that your HVAC system operates efficiently, but it also keeps your home comfortable. Whether you need a new thermostat installed or some other type of HVAC repair or installation, call Alltemp Air today to find out more about our HVAC services.
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