The thermostat in your LaGrange, Georgia, home sends signals to your HVAC system to keep your house comfortable throughout the day. However, there could be a problem with the electrical sensor or its placement. To ensure even heating and cooling, there are several factors you need to heed regarding the use and location of your thermostat.
Inaccurate or Ghost Readings
You might not realize it, but any difficulty cooling your home this summer might be due to problems with your thermostat’s operation and not with your AC. If your contractor was negligent or if you’ve made some changes since your device was installed, it’s inefficiency could be affected.
- If it is installed near an air conditioning vent, the system will turn off before the house is cool.
- Dusty conditions can affect the internal components.
- Furniture or other objects should not be placed in front of the thermostat.
- It should not be placed where it can be easily jarred or bumped.
These conditions can dramatically lower your AC’s efficiency. If your thermostat is not sending the right signals to your HVAC system, you won’t be able to heat or cool your home properly, and the result will be wasted energy.
More on Thermostat Placement
High energy bills and hot and cold spots can result from thermostat problems. Short cycling is another warning sign. This means that your HVAC system turns on and off frequently without fully heating or cooling your home. Devices installed the following locations are prone to problems.
- On exterior walls
- Near outside doors
- In alcoves with poor airflow
- Next to AC vents
- Where they are exposed to drafts
- Adjacent to ceiling fans or light fixtures
- Close to heat-generating appliances or the kitchen
Your Airforce Heating & Air technician can pinpoint the issue and make adjustments so that you can restore comfort and efficiency. Programmable and smart units can make a lot of difference in temperature and indoor air quality management but only if they are installed correctly. If you are concerned about your thermostat’s location, contact Airforce Heating & Air today by calling 706-407-4885. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you.