The thermostat in your home controls how your residence is heated and cooled. If it’s put in the wrong place, your home won’t be comfortable, and the inefficiency can cost you money on your energy bills. Follow these tips to ensure you put it in the right place.
Keep your thermostat away from windows. While fresh air is nice in the summer, warm air blowing on the thermostat will turn on your air conditioner even when the rest of your home is comfortable.
You should also keep your thermostat away from exterior doors. In the winter, cold air coming from outside through the door when it’s opened will unnecessarily turn your heater on.
One of the worst places to put your thermostat is near a supply vent. Air coming from the vent will turn your heater or air conditioner on. This will result in a cycle of rapid heating and cooling in your home, which causes expensive energy bills.
The team at Conan Heating & Air Conditioning in Idaho Falls, ID, can help you with your thermostat. As a Lennox Premier Dealer, we have several programmable and smart thermostats to choose from.
Place your thermostat on an interior wall near the center of your home. It should be on the first floor if you live in a multilevel home. Put it in a common living area, such as a family room or living room, where it’s accessible.
Place the thermostat between 52 and 60 inches high on the wall. If it’s too low, it will read a temperature that’s too cool. Placing it too high will make it think your home is warmer than it actually is.
At Conan Heating & Air Conditioning, we install, repair and tune-up air conditioners, furnaces, heat pumps, and packaged systems. We can also help you with geothermal systems, indoor air quality, and even fireplaces. Ours is the crew to call for any home comfort issues. To schedule a service, please contact our office today.