Thermostat needs to be resituated away from boiling utility room


I’ve never been so lucky as to have my own washing & drying machine, for the past six years I’ve lived in apartment buildings which had two janky washers & dryers in the basement, & cost a ton to operate.

I would certainly spend $5 to do a load of laundry, especially factoring in all the extra drying cycles that were necessary to get my clothes dry most of the time. Now I’m feeling so fortunate to have a real home, with a utility room including a washer & dryer, right in my own locale. I had forgotten, but, how harshly boiling this unit makes the air in the utility room, & that change in air temperature became relevant pretty soon after moving in, but my friend and I got settled into the apartment & soon realized that it stayed entirely cold inside. It seemed strange, because the air temperature settings weren’t as low as the ambient air temperature felt. My friend and I just chalked it up to having a more powerful AC unit than my friend and I had become accustomed to, & forgot about the harsh chill in the air for the most part. It was only once our biweekly energy bills started rolling in that my friend and I realized something was wrong! Every month the energy bill was through the roof, & my friend and I had no idea what was sucking up so much power. It wasn’t until two months later that I figured out the problem; our temperature control was positioned too close to the boiling utility room, causing an artificially high air temperature reading & making our central cooling system run overtime!

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