Only an expert HVAC contractor can address all your air conditioning and heating repair needs with skill and efficiency. Whether it’s a repair or replacement job, you can count on our decades of experience to help get it done to your satisfaction. This includes proper thermostat placement, since we understand the important role it plays in keeping your home cool and comfortable.
When installing your new thermostat, here’s what you need to consider:
Where It Should Be Placed
For an accurate reading of your home’s temperature levels, it’s recommended that you position the thermostat in a spot away from areas that have fluctuating temperatures. Ideally, it should be placed in the central-most room of your home, such as on an interior wall somewhere in the living room or family room. That way, the thermostat will read centrally circulated air, giving you the most accurate average home temperature.
Where It Shouldn’t Be Placed
Near air vents, doors or windows – The thermostat should accurately represent the current heating and air conditioning levels in your home. Placing it above or near an air vent isn’t recommended, because it will be the first thing to get hit by incoming heated or conditioned air. Placing them near doors or windows isn’t ideal either, since they’re constantly opened and closed.
Near the kitchen – With so many appliances in a concentrated area, your kitchen is probably one of the warmest places in your home. Placing a thermostat in the kitchen will make it register a warmer temperature than actually exists, which causes the air conditioner to turn on even when it isn’t needed.
In direct sunlight – Placing your thermostat in an area that gets direct sunlight will be sure to give you false readings. If it’s placed near a skylight, for example, the thermostat will read the area with the warmer temperature, even if the rest of your house is at different temperature levels.
If you need a reliable HVAC repair contractor to service your unit, you can rely on us at Broom Heating & Air Conditioning. Give us a call at (803) 754-5466 to learn more about our products and services. You can also contact us online for an appointment.