There are a lot of things to keep in mind about how an HVAC system functions properly.
- Obviously, it needs to be regularly maintenanced.
But what about other nitty-gritty details? You may not have expected it, but thermostat placement is actually really important. It’s easier to understand when you realize that a thermostat detects the air temperature in its immediate surroundings. If the air temperature around your thermostat does not accurately reflect the air temperature in the other parts of your home, everything is going to be off-kilter. Here’s some tips to make sure the thermostat is giving off an accurate reading. First of all, do not install the thermostat near windows or doorways to the outside, especially ones that remain open quite often. Obviously, the temperature fluctuations will confuse your thermostat and can cause problems. Also, keep it away from air vents that might blow air directly on it, as that will cause an inaccurate reading as well. Even direct sunlight shining on the thermostat should be avoided for the same reason. An open area in the central part of your home is probably the best place for a thermostat. The height also matters, so keep it about 5 ft off the ground for accurate readings. That seems like a lot of things to remember for something that you took for granted a moment ago, but it actually makes a lot of sense. The thermostat is the brain of the HVAC system, and if the brain is perceiving something In such a way that is not accurate to reality, the body will not benefit!