The Dryer Was Confusing My Thermostat

I was super excited to install our brand new washer plus dryer into our brand new laundry room.

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

Some people may not get excited over a closet laundry room, but I was glad! Previously, the washer plus dryer were in the cold, dark, basement. I had to carry all the clothes from the second floor, down many flights of stairs, plus then carry it all back up when it was done. With many small youngsters, the laundry couldn’t be neglected, plus it was a full workout trying to get it all done. This is why I was so excited to have it moved up to the second floor, where all the bedrooms were! About a week into using our new laundry “room,” I realized that something was off. During the nights, it felt particularly cold upstairs, no matter what I set the thermostat to. The thermostat was saying it was 69 degrees, but it didn’t think appreciate that at all. I also noticed a lot of condensation building up on the door whenever I ran the dryer. I started leaving the door open while it ran, but it didn’t help much. When the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C professional came over to service our Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C system, I asked him about the upstairs thermostat plus why it wasn’t heating officially! Unluckyly, he told me that the dryer was causing so much humidity plus heat, that it was confusing the thermostat. It assumed the upstairs was already heated when it wasn’t.


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