Did you know the HVAC thermostat placement within your home in Washington, D.C., can impact your comfort and budget? Here’s where you should place your thermostat to ensure optimal energy efficiency and keep utility costs under control.
Place the Thermostat Away From Heat
Your thermostat senses the indoor temperature and makes adjustments to your unit as needed. If you place the thermostat in direct sunlight or near heat-producing appliances, the unit will assume the house is hotter than its actual temperature. This makes it harder to reach your preferred temperature, causing the air conditioner to work harder and putting a lot of undue strain on the system.
Place the Thermostat Away From Drafts
A thermostat placed in a drafty area, like near an air vent, can trick the thermostat into assuming the house is cooler. Drafts come from all sorts of sources in your home, including fans, windows, doors, vents and ducts. Make sure that your thermostat is installed away from these drafty areas to avoid an incorrect reading.
Choose a Central Location in Your Home
If you want a better reflection of your home’s actual temperature, place your thermostat somewhere in the middle of it. Keep in mind, though, that all the above tips still apply. If you put your thermostat in a central location, like the kitchen or the living room, make sure the thermostat isn’t near something that would indirectly affect the temperature, like near a window or a ceiling fan.
Are you hoping to upgrade your thermostat? Or perhaps you’re in need of residential HVAC maintenance? Contact Griffith Energy Services at 888-474-3391 to learn more about the products and services we offer to our customers in Washington, D.C.
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