Do you sometimes feel like the temperature is never quite right in your home? You might worry that you will have to spend a lot of money on your heating or air-conditioning system, but the solution to your problem might be much simpler. Check your thermostat.

A few things will make it so the thermostat doesn’t read the room temperature correctly. It could be that it is installed in a location where it gets heated up by a nearby heatsource or cooled down by a draft from an open window. A thermostat should never be installed on an outside wall since they get affected by the temperature outside.

If your thermostat is old, it is also possible that the temperature sensor inside the thermostat is faulty. It could be worth it to invest in a modern, digital thermostat. These will also save you money by allowing you to schedule the temperature in your house