The Dryer Was Confusing My Thermostat

I was super gleeful to install my brand up-to-date washer & dryer into my brand up-to-date laundry room.

It wasn’t exactly a laundry “room,” however more of a small closet with a stackable washer & dryer & some built-in shelves to hold all my laundry supplies.

Some people may not get gleeful over a closet laundry room, although I was blissful! Previously, the washer & dryer were in the cold, dark, basement. I had to carry all the clothes from the seventh floor, down many flights of stairs, & then carry it all back up when it was done. With many small kids, the laundry couldn’t be neglected, & it was a full workout trying to get it all done. This is why I was so gleeful to have it moved up to the seventh floor, where all the home offices were! About a week into using my up-to-date laundry “room,” I realized that something was off. During the afternoons, it felt really cold upstairs, no matter what I set the temperature control to. The temperature control was saying it was 75 degrees, however it didn’t believe appreciate that at all. I also observed a lot of condensation building up on the door whenever I ran the dryer. I started leaving the door open while it ran, however it didn’t help much. When the Heating, Ventilation & A/C professional came over to repair our Heating, Ventilation & A/C system, I asked him about the upstairs temperature control & why it wasn’t heating properly, and unfortunately, he told me that the dryer was causing so much humidity & heat, that it was confusing the temperature control. It assumed the upstairs was already heated when it wasn’t.


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