Do you find yourself constantly fiddling with your thermostat in a never-ending battle to keep your home at a comfortable temperature? If you do, you’re probably also spending far more than you should to heat and cool your home. This issue could have a simple solution: Your thermostat may be in the wrong place. Believe it or not, the placement of your thermostat does matter. Here’s why.

Your Thermostat Is Sensitive

The purpose of your thermostat is to let your HVAC system know what the average temperature is in your home. And that’s not easy because no two places in your home will have identical conditions. That means your thermostat will only be as accurate as its surrounding conditions allow. If your thermostat is in a particularly sunny spot, for example, it will consistently give high readings. If it’s too close to your kitchen, it’ll give high readings whenever you cook. And if it’s too close to a return vent, it’ll cause your HVAC system to turn off prematurely. The placement of your thermostat is the key to maintaining the ideal temperature in your home.

The Ideal Thermostat Placement

If you want your HVAC system to efficiently keep you comfortable all year, your thermostat must be in the right place. Be sure to consult the thermostat’s installation instructions for placement guidelines, which will provide brand-specific information and tips. Most companies recommend that units be installed between 52 and 60 inches off the ground. Also, avoid installing your thermostat on exterior walls, near air supply or intake registers, or on walls with hot or cold plumbing lines in them.

Comfortable All Year

Having your thermostat in the perfect spot will help keep you comfortable no matter the season, and it can save you a substantial amount of money on your heating and cooling costs. Here in the Lumberton, TX area where temperatures can be extreme, that’s no small thing. So, if you need a hand figuring out if your thermostat’s in the right spot, give the technicians at Big Fish Cooling & Heating a call. We also install, maintain, and service commercial and residential furnaces and AC units in addition to offering indoor air quality services, ductless systems, and maintenance agreements. Give us a call today to set up an appointment.

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