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Where to I place the sensor on a wall mount heater? Also, how do I get the heat to go into the other rooms? It seems to me to be hot in the immediate area where it is placed. Thank you.

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Thermostats and sensors should be installed in spaces with airflow. This means it should not be on a wall where it may be blocked by an open door or similar objects. It shouldn't be where the sun can shine directly on it (and make the sensor believe it is warmer than it actually is), not should it be on outside walls (and make the sensor believe it is colder than it actually is).

If it is a thermostat, a comfortable height is about 5 feet. This makes it easy for adults to read and set, without worrying about young children changing the settings after your leave. If a simple sensor, this 5 foot height applies still - but lower is just as good. Remember, since heat rises, the air on your face while standing may be a couple degrees warmer than when sitting. A sensor left on the floor will cause the room to feel much warmer than the desired temperature when standing and to a slightly lesser extent while seated. This also translates to higher heating costs.

As mentioned above, heat will naturally move up. Getting it to move side to side requires additional equipment. Fans do the job inexpensively and very nicely. Place them in higher locations (where the heat is) and set the speed to a low setting, aimed into the cool space. This gently moves the warm air into the cool space - without causing a breeze that may actually feel cool on your skin.

I hope this was helpful - good luck!

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