Thermostats are one of the most important devices in your home. They’re the brains of your HVAC system. Thermostats monitor the temperature in your home and send signals to the HVAC system to adjust the heat or air conditioner to your desired settings. It’s crucial to have proper thermostat placement to ensure accurate readings and optimal comfort.

So, does thermostat placement matter? The answer is yes. Here are some do’s and don’ts of thermostat installation and why placement matters.


  • Don’t place the thermostat near a window or a door. The temperature fluctuations near doors are so great that the thermostat won’t get an accurate reading. Likewise, a drafty window can really throw off the temperature at that spot.
  • Don’t place in direct sunlight. You will receive inaccurate readings due to the effects of direct sunlight on your thermostat. Even on a cold day, the sun beaming in can throw off the sensor and the heat won’t kick on when you need it.
  • Don’t locate the thermostat on top of air registers and vents. The air coming right out of your vents and registers is either going to be very cold or very warm. That air is not indicative of the ambient air throughout your house.


  • Do place in a central location. Keep your thermostat in a general area and make sure it’s on an interior wall. A good spot for the thermostat is in the family room or living room for optimal temperature control.
  • Do install at an optimal height which is roughly 52 to 60 inches off the floor. This is an ideal height to accurately capture the temperature while still being easy to read. You don’t want it too high or too low because the temperature fluctuates since heat rises.

Thermostat Installation in Miami

When it comes to your thermostat, it requires the accurate and expert installation to ensure your HVAC system works properly. You can count on the professionals at One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning in Miami for quality thermostat installation. Upgrade to a programmable thermostat to get the most out of your system. Contact us today for service!