Needless to say, I wasn’t surprised that when I got a new thermostat about a month ago, I was excited.
I plugged it in, programmed it, and off it went, controlling the indoor comfort of my domicile. The new thermostat and the old thermostat are the same brand - set exactly the same way. I noticed, however, that with the new thermostat, I am often too warm. Thinking this was all in my head, I got out the old thermostat and placed it directly above the new one for a few days to see what it read.
And after a month of comparisons, I have come to the conclusion that something is definitely not right.
The problem is what?
The new thermostat reads 71°F and the old one reads 72°. When the old one read 71° I was comfortable. When the new one reads 71° I am sometimes comfortable, but more often too warm.
Did I miss something? Which is correct, and why is my once perfectly comfortable home too warm now that I have upgraded my thermostat?