If you are living in an area that has hot summers and cold winters such as Utah or Colorado, and you live in a three-level split home, you know the struggle of moving from one floor to another and the air being completely different temperatures. Especially in the summer when it gets hot upstairs, you might get fed up and want to move your thermostat to the upper level of your home, but this may not be the best option for you. Continue reading to learn more about whether you should move your thermostat to the upper level.
Should You Move Your Thermostat To The Upper Level?
The simple answer to whether you should move your thermostat to the upper level of your home is no. The longer answer is a bit more complicated and depends on certain factors. One of the factors to consider is whether your thermostat is an Ecobee thermostat, a smart thermostat, or a regular thermostat.
Ecobee Thermostat Vs. Smart Thermostat Vs. Regular Thermostat
A smart thermostat is simply a thermostat that can be controlled by a phone, tablet, or another electronic device. An Ecobee thermostat is a type of smart thermostat that uses technological incorporations and sensors to control the temperatures within the house. Regular thermostats cannot be controlled by technology and change the temperature with a metal strip that expands as the house gets colder or hotter to try to maintain an even temperature.
If you have a smart thermostat or an Ecobee thermostat, it should be alright if you want to move the thermostat upstairs. With an Ecobee thermostat, you can get a sensor upstairs or in your master bedroom to control the temperature from upstairs. However, if you have a regular thermostat, moving your thermostat upstairs will not fix the issue of having parts of the house hotter and colder.
If you move your regular thermostat upstairs, and you live in an area where it gets really cold, such as Utah, you will be in a sticky situation in the winter. When the heat comes on in the winter, the top level of your house will get extremely hot and uncomfortable.
If you are living in a three-level home and are dealing with the issue of having uneven air temperatures throughout the house, we at Genuine Comfort suggest that you do something other than moving your thermostat to the upper level. You may want to consider getting ductless splits. These can help maintain temperatures throughout homes. For more information, reach out to us today.
Does Your Thermostat Need To Be Repaired
If you have read this article and are still concerned about the temperature changes within your home or think that there seems to be a problem with your thermostat, feel free to reach out to us at Genuine Comfort. Our team is talented and experienced in helping Utah homeowners keep their homes comfortable and their homes’ temperatures even. If you are in need of a thermostat repair or a repair for another part of your heating or cooling systems, we would be more than happy to be of assistance. If you have any questions regarding your thermostat or would like to get a quote, feel free to reach out to us today.