Why Thermostat Placement Matters & How Window Film Can Help

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Do you ever have the problem of it being hot in one room, yet freezing in the others? Or, you might experience the opposite issue, where it’s cold in one room and warm everywhere else. Sometimes this challenge arises due to having the wrong thermostat placement. Depending on your thermostat’s location, several factors can have a negative impact, leading to temperature fluctuations and increased utility bills. Here’s the ideal place for a thermostat and areas you typically want to avoid. 

Best & Worst Thermostat Placement

When it comes to the ideal thermostat location, the most efficient spot is in a frequently used, centralized area. Another tip is to ensure that nothing is blocking the thermostat’s sensors, such as shelving or artwork. Areas you typically want to avoid placing a thermostat are in spaces that experience extreme temperatures. This could be a room filled with windows that gets hot in the afternoon sun. The higher temperature in the room will cause the thermostat to think the house is hotter than it actually is, resulting in the cooling system overcompensating to keep up. Not only does this lead to higher energy bills, but it also will make all the other rooms in the house an uncomfortable temperature. 

If you have a thermostat in a room with temperature fluctuations or that isn’t as frequently used, you can always transfer it to a better location. However, there’s another solution that can fix this issue: window film.

Maintain Interior Temperatures with Window Film 

Window film applies to flat glass surfaces to help reflect solar heat and maintain interior temperatures. It provides enhanced protection against the hot sun and insulation from the cold to improve occupant comfort. Rather than using window treatments such as blinds, curtains, or shades to keep the sun out, window film retains a significant portion of natural light while reflecting solar energy. Window film can block as much as 78% of the sun’s heat transferred through glass. So you can keep enjoying the outside views and the sun’s light while easily keeping your home at a pleasant 72 degrees (or whatever your desired temperature is). 

Window Film for Heat Retention 

Low-E Window Films works to retain heat even further by improving the insulating properties of windows. It effectively turns a single-pane window into a double pane and a double-pane window into a triple pane. Not only does it reflect heat, but it disperses it evenly throughout the room. This improved regulation makes it easy to maintain temperatures year-round, no matter how hot it gets in the summer or how cold it gets in the winter. 

Invest in Window Film for Your Home or Business

Whether you’re struggling to maintain temperatures at home or in your place of business, window film can help without having to worry about your thermostat placement. By reflecting solar heat and improving insulation, window film eases the burden on your HVAC system. Not only does this save energy, but it helps reduce utility costs as well. Learn more and receive a free quote by reaching out to one of our window film experts today!

ESP Window Tinting & Graphics has been Louisville’s premier window tinting and custom graphics provider since 1974. We serve both the residential and commercial markets, providing customized solutions with the goal of delighting our clients. Our window film and graphics products offer enhanced aesthetics and improved functionality to your spaces. Contact us today for a free consultation and quote.