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hide your thermostat

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  • Cheryl oconnor
    on Sep 25, 2016

    Does this interfere with the temperature?

    • Cheryl
      on Sep 25, 2016

      Good question. I'm wondering the same thing. It probably would if air can't circulate around.

    • Lee12063083
      on Sep 25, 2016

      No

    • Diane Goller
      on Sep 25, 2016

      How do you keep it from shutting out the air?

    • Pam
      on Sep 25, 2016

      Yes! Your thermostat needs to be able to measure the air temperature to run properly.

    • Johnna E. Nonboe
      on Sep 25, 2016

      If covered it will measure the temperature of the wall, and that can be a rather expensive experience ...

    • Linda Nadbrzuch
      on Oct 16, 2016

      This would be a good suggestion for people that don't have air-conditioning in the summer. Just leave the center cover off in the winter or possibly use a very thin material on the center cover that would allow air to circulate through it.

    • Lynn
      on Apr 19, 2017

      The small pic doesn't encase the thermosta, it merely covers only the front panel. Ambient airflow is not impacted at all.
    • Marsha McConnell Crotts
      on Jan 3, 2019

      Yes!!! Never cover your thermostat.

  • Dena
    on Sep 25, 2016

    Doesn't he thermostat need to be wide open so it can gauge the temperature of the house? Isn't it what determines when to turn the furnace/air conditioner on and off?

    • Nancy Labanon
      on Sep 25, 2016

      Yes it does need to be exposed! My husband is a N.A.T.E.certified HVAC tech and he says yes, it should not be covered in order to read the house temperature.

    • Donna Marshall
      on Apr 19, 2017

      It seems like as long as the sides of it were still open to room air it would be OK. There is no vent on the front of most. Just the touch screen for setting it.

    • Susan
      on Apr 19, 2017

      Anything that covers the thermostat in any way will impact it's function. Not a good idea here.
    • Lynn
      on Apr 19, 2017

      The small pic doesn't encase the thermostat, it merely covers the front panel only. Ambient airflow is not impacted at all.
    • Flora Laron
      on Apr 19, 2017

      I agree. It is better to leave it that way.
    • LINDA
      on Apr 21, 2017

      Hmmmm my post disappeared...OH well...I am thinking now that the idea is planted ...why not get more creative for your home needs...How about a little chicken wire frame with a picture pinned to it to cover the thermostat face....or how about a small/med wreath with a large ribbon hanging over the face......I can keep going...but you get the idea...let's have fun...this is a cute idea...Thanks

  • Kris Ward Lipps
    on Apr 19, 2017

    I'm wondering if you could do this with the alarm box?
    • James Ashley Kinsaul
      on Apr 20, 2017

      The problem there might be quick access to the keypad to turn off the alarm. Maybe a hinged picture like the ones used to cover a safe.

    • Kris Ward Lipps
      on Apr 20, 2017

      Fortunately I can access this with my phone. Thank you. Think I will give it a try:)

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  • Wendy Mcfarlin-Henderson
    on Apr 27, 2017

    You should never cover your thermostat. It is designed to have air flow around it. It is what detects the temperature in your home and kicks the unit(s) off and on at the selected temperature setting.
  • Kim
    on Jan 3, 2019

    You should NEVER cover up your thermostat. It needs to 'sense' the room temperature so it knows when to kick on your heat or air conditioner.

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