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Where Should I Put My Thermostat Temperature Sensors?

August 5th, 2021 by cverdone

Smart Thermostat
The thermostat is the most vital part of your HVAC system. There is one big problem in keeping a steady, comfortable temperature. This is ensuring that it has the data it needs to do its job. That means the proper placement of each temperature sensor. Finding the proper placement of each temperature sensor is a piece of cake.

The Best Places to Put Your Sensors

An HVAC professional can help you find the best place for each temperature sensor. If you lack that access, you can find the right space yourself. Look for spots away from ducts and equipment that cools or heats on a regular basis. These can create the impression that the area is hotter or colder. This causes the thermostat to heat or cool based on the equipment, not the actual environment. This makes near large appliance a bad place for a temperature sensor.
You should also consider placing them lower, usually under five feet. A temperature sensor placed too high will read the heat rising from the floor. It could also catch the flow of an HVAC duct, causing another false impression. On the ceiling itself is a bad idea, especially if you place it near the fan. Putting the temperature sensor too low can make it read too cold as the heat rises to the ceiling.
You should also avoid placing the sensor in areas that warm up quick, such as where sunlight falls. You should also avoid areas near doors and windows. They are both areas where you want the air to escape, as well as areas that see a lot of heat and cold fluctuations. Your sensors should be in areas where the temperature is constant for best results.

Checking The System

Modern technology has taken out some of the guesswork of temperature sensor placement. Sensors can connect to an app that often checks them. This shows you what the sensors are seeing, and allows you to get a better feel for which areas need help. You can then place the sensors so that the thermostat can do its job better. While you will need to move the sensors around to find the best places, it can be worth it when it comes to your comfort.

Call Us Today

By placing each temperature sensor, you can get more accurate readings. This allows your HVAC to do its job. For those who often use their thermostat, you will feel more at ease letting the thermostat do its job. If you have any questions about your HVAC system, call your local HVAC professional. We are always ready to answer those very questions.