The thermostat is a useful device that allows you to control your HVAC system and modify the indoor temperature of your home based on your preferences. However, to get the most out of your thermostat, you'll need to understand how to use it correctly. Here are a few myths surrounding the thermostat.
When you use a programmable thermostat, you will automatically save money.
Yes, it can help you save money, but only if you use it correctly. So, for this to happen set it according to your schedule and the current season. When no one is home, it's also a good idea to set the thermostat 2 to 3 degrees above your normal set point when the home isn’t occupied.
Your home will be heated or cooled faster if you raise or decrease the thermostat.
This isn't the case–heating and cooling systems aren't designed in this way. The process of heating and cooling is at a set pace. Your heating and air conditioning system will run at the same speed and blast the same quantity of air regardless of how high or low you set the thermostat.
The thermostat can be placed anywhere in your home.
The thermostat works by monitoring the temperature of the air and responding appropriately to fulfill your home's heating and cooling requirements. However, if you want reliable readings, you shouldn't put the device just anywhere. The thermostat should be placed in the house's center, away from direct sunlight. It should also be kept out of drafty areas and away from heat-generating equipment.
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