A great feature of central HVAC systems is that they can keep your entire Mendenhall, MS home at the same temperature throughout the year. That’s why it can be frustrating when hot or cold spots develop despite regularly using your HVAC system. Here’s how a poorly placed thermostat can be the cause of this discomfort and how to avoid it.

Excess Use

There are certain rooms in your home that may be warmer or cooler because of the presence of windows, doors and other architectural features. By avoiding rooms with temperature extremes, your thermostat will be able to get a better gauge of the temperature in your home. This will prevent your HVAC system from running more than necessary.

Uncomfortable Rooms

Despite natural temperature differences in certain rooms, it’s still important to maintain comfort throughout your home. When installing a thermostat, it’s vital to avoid exterior walls, sunny locations and rarely used rooms. Following these guidelines will increase the odds that it will keep the main living areas in your home at a comfortable temperature.

Thermostat Damage

Many modern thermostats have screens to help you change your home’s comfort settings. To avoid damage to the screen on your programmable thermostat, make sure that you don’t install it in a location that gets direct sunlight for more than a few minutes every day. In addition to potentially causing damage to it, installing your thermostat in these locations could lead to inaccurate temperature readings.

Properly using your home’s thermostat is a great way to maintain your home’s comfort, save money on your utility bills and potentially increase the lifespan of your HVAC system. Adhering to good installation techniques is an important component of proper thermostat usage. If your thermostat or HVAC system is malfunctioning, be sure to give the HVAC professionals at Hux Air Conditioning a call for prompt, professional service.

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