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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.
    "If perfection is your goal, you may end up with good enough, what might you end up with when good enough is your goal?"
    efficientcomfort.net

  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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