Does Thermostat Placement Matter?

We work in a lot of homes in Southwest Florida, and we see a lot of different AC setups. One thing that we have learned over the years is that YES, thermostat placement does matter. Here’s what you need to know. 

A properly placed thermostat in a Sarasota home

Keep Your Thermostat Away From Temperature Variant Areas

Your thermostat shouldn’t be in the sun. It also shouldn’t be near the kitchen, especially if you use your stove or oven quite a bit. 

Similarly, you should keep your thermostat away from air vents, so it doesn’t register extra hot or cold temperatures. Doors and windows can also let in drafts and skew the temperature on your thermostat. 

Keep Your Thermostat Out of Unused Areas

Most people don’t hang out in the hallway, so you shouldn’t put your thermostat there because hallway temperature doesn’t matter. You’ll also want to make sure that your thermostat is in a room that you use often, rather than in one where you don’t spend much time. 

Where Should My Thermostat Be?

Ideally, your thermostat will be on an inside wall, somewhere near the middle of your house. If you experience dramatically different temperatures in different areas, you may want to install a second thermostat sensor elsewhere in your home. That way, you can make sure the whole house is comfortable. 

If you have questions about whether your thermostat is located ideally or you want to move yours, reach out to us at Wimpy’s Plumbing & Air today. Our Florida AC experts help you get the most out of your thermostat no matter what needs to be done with it. And remember, if you need AC repair, AC replacement, AC maintenace or any other AC services in Sarasota or the surrounding areas, our team is here to help.


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