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  1. #1
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    Ideal spot for sensor

    I would like to know, were do you think the ideal spot is for an outdoor temperature sensor? I would say it should be located on the north side of the house, am I wrong in saying this?

  2. #2
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    Probably a good place in most cases. Avoid obvious sources of heat such as dryer vents, etc.

  3. #3
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    Shaded under a roof overhang (yes, north facing). If installing on outdoor unit, then shaded and above snow line.
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  4. #4
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    It depends!

    At my house it would be best at the south end of the house, but I have a huge live oak tree providing year round shade there.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

  5. #5
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    I was always told 8' high on the north facing wall.

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    We use the tstat wires that go the condenser (if there are two extra) and mount it in a location that doesn't have exposure to the sun.

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