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Location Matters When Installing Thermostats

Monday, May 19th, 2014 at 11:44 am

Your thermostat is a deceptively subtle device, something we all take for granted but which plays a huge role in the overall comfort levels of your house. It controls the settings of your heating and cooling system, allowing you to set whatever temperature in comfortable and ensure that the heater or air conditioner will respond to your wishes. It may surprise you to know that location matters when installing thermostats. Thermostat installation in Melbourne should be conducted by trained professionals, who understand the specifics involved.

Proper Thermostat Placement

In order to do its job, the thermostat needs to be able to read the temperature accurately. If it can’t detect the temperature the way it is in most of the house, then the HVAC system won’t turn on when it should, or conversely, will refuse to shut off after the core temperature has been reached.  Without an accurate reading, you may as well set the thermostat manually: leaving it all but useless.

Numerous different factors can adversely affect the thermostat’s ability to perform that basic function. For example, if it sits in sunlight for much of the day, it may register the temperature as too warm. If there’s a draft of a cross breeze nearby, it will register as too cool. Placing it too close to a doorway could causes its readings to fluctuate up and down, while placing it too close to the ceiling could make it pick up warm air as it rises. All of which will reduce your system’s effectiveness and may force you to pay to move the thermostat to a new location.

The good news is that the trained professionals at Next Generation Air & Heat Inc. can help. We know that location matters when installing thermostats, and we can test your home for the ideal location before performing the installation with thoroughness and care. As a result, your system will function more effectively, and you’ll save yourself a lot of aggravation.

For thermostat installation in Melbourne, there’s no one more reliable to count on. Give us a call today to set up an appointment. You’ll be glad you did!

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