What are the factors to consider on thermostat placement? Is being near the air return the main factor? Please take a look at the drawing of the floor plan and heat ducts advise on placement. I will be placing wall thru vents low on the walls separating the living room from the two bedrooms to aid in return. Basically when you walk in front door and look to you left or right they will be about one foot above floor and about two feet from front wall.
The ductwork is exposed and about one foot below the ten foot ceilings.
That was my mistake to not mention how the return will work. The closet you see in photo and on drawing will have the air handler sitting on top of return air box and then connected to elbow for a up flow system. The door to the closet will be louvered to allow air into closet and the filtered return box. The other return feature I mentioned was for the two thru wall vents to have better return
From bedroom and what I am calling office room. I was thinking that maybe the thermostat would work good on the right side of air handler closet which would be very near the return air box/filter.
Some good points and potential problems especially the range. It will be closer than ten feet (could possibly move) but the plan is to have a microwave above
And no actual hood. We have the same setup at our present house and no problem hood wise. The return is not a issue at our present house (20 feet away) Would the micro wave above and no hood only the filter on bottom of micro wave be a code issue? From a practical standpoint our Tennessee county
(Moore) has told the state that their code inspections are no longer needed and now no inspections are required except electrical.
Regarding the window and sunlight the window in this area is very high and would not shine on thermostat if on right side of airhandler closet.
I'm not sure I would get too tied up in thermostat placement. With today's higher tech thermostats you don't really need to anymore. Place it where ever is most convenient and use a thermostat with either hard wired or wireless remote sensor. Indeed the wireless sensors are great You can easily experiment with placement over time and move it if you find it an issue where it is.
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