Like a lot of people, I have developed a slight addiction to Pinterest. I can spend hours browsing through all of the photos of yummy recipes and tips for beautifying my home or simplifying my life. While browsing the other day, I came upon this photo:
When you click through to the blog post, the author explains how she hid her security system under the canvas. It looked fantastic! I immediately thought, “I wonder if I can do that with a thermostat?”
So I called up Bill and Mike, our NOCO Heating and Cooling experts and asked if this was something I could do with my thermostat. They explained that while you can cover up your thermostat, they do not recommend it.
Your thermostat contains vents to receive air and measure the temperature of the air; if those vents are covered, your thermostat will not get an accurate reading of the temperature. Covering your thermostat with anything can drive up your utility costs and cost you more money.
In conclusion, our heating and cooling experts think this is a great idea for other unsightly control panels, but it is not ideal for your thermostats.