Where is Your Thermostat Located?

It seems that during the heating season we receive more inquiries about thermostat location than any other time of the year. The larger the home the more difficult it is to have a uniform temperature with one thermostat.

For most homes, the ideal location for a thermostat is a hallway. This tends to give the most uniform temperature throughout the house.

The following is a list of thermostat do’s and don’ts:

  • Typically they should be 4.5-5feet above the floor.
  • Never on an exterior wall.
  • Should always be on an interior wall.
  • Never in a kitchen.
  • The mount placement can be near a central return.
  • Never near a supply register.
  • Never near an exterior door.
  • A light fixture should never be placed under a thermostat.

If your thermostat is installed in the proper location but you are experiencing comfort issues, call us for a free in-home evaluation. The common and proven resolutions to fix these problems is with ductwork modification, zoning, or Aeroseal. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days. So set up your appointment today before the weather gets colder!