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    Thermostat Location

    The area is only 900 S.F. but the thermostat is located directly across and 3 feet away from the kitchen oven/range which is used every night and the tenant complaint is cold in all rooms but the thermostat reads 72F and its a good thermostat.I am convinced the thermostat is in the wrong location.

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    Typically, in a forced air system, the stat is located away from other heat sources and the supply diffusers, and near the return air grille.
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    The return grill is 3 feet below and also directly across from the oven, dishwasher, and clothes dryer.

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    Thermostat location is governed by places NOT to put it - outside wall, kitchen, stairway, in view of the main door, bedroom with a closed door. A dining room is usually a good place. Sometimes too close to the return results in a temperature change at the thermostat when the blower starts running.
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    with that being said how far is too far from the return grill because I can place it around a corner about 10 feet from the return

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexCollins View Post
    with that being said how far is too far from the return grill because I can place it around a corner about 10 feet from the return
    As long as it's an interior location that is not affected by drafts or heat sources that should be fine.
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    One more thing not mentioned...

    Avoid the sun EVER shining in a window/door and hitting the thermostat, or the back side of the interior wall the stat is opposite from...
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