You love your thermostat and all it does for you, but you don’t like where it’s located in your home. It would work better on a different wall — or maybe in a different room. Is moving a thermostat a good idea, though? How would you do it? Here’s what you need to know.
Reasons for Moving a Thermostat
There are two main reasons to move your thermostat: aesthetic and practical. The aesthetic reason is that it’s simply unsightly where it is. It doesn’t fit with your decor, and you’d rather move it somewhere less conspicuous or somewhere you can more easily conceal it when it’s not in use.
The practical reason is that your thermostat isn’t as effective as it should be in its current location. Remember that unless you have a zoning system, all the heating and cooling for your home is determined by the temperature reading on that one thermostat. If it’s located in a room that naturally gets hotter or colder than the rest of the house, or somewhere like a hallway that doesn’t see as much traffic, it will have a harder time making your home comfortable.
How to Go About Moving a Thermostat
Moving a thermostat is a relatively commonplace occurrence and is fine to do as long as it’s done safely. However, unless you’re experienced with both tools and electronic wiring, it’s not recommended as a DIY project.
Instead, call your HVAC technician to move your thermostat to its new location. They can also help you determine the best placement for the thermostat in your home. Which room will give you the most accurate temperature readings? Which wall will be most inconspicuous or provide you with the best opportunity to blend it with your decor?
Your technician can even help you upgrade to a smart thermostat and recommend features that will improve your home’s heating and cooling. The right thermostat in the right location can both maximize home comfort and help lower your energy bills.
For help moving your thermostat, contact us at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We provide quality home-comfort solutions to the Indianapolis area.