I don’t know who designed this house but it was a very stupid idea to put the thermostat right over the dishwasher.
- The heat from the dishwasher gives the thermostat false reading and makes it think it is much warmer in the house than it really is whenever the dishwasher is running.
In the winter we freeze because the heater won’t kick on for 2 hours while the dishes are being washed. In the summer we freeze again because the air conditioner won’t turn off while the dishes are being washed. The thermostat is one of those really old one that has a dial to turn and set the temperature on and it is wired into the wall. I know our HVAC system is not that super old but the thermostat certainly is. I bet the thermostat was in the kitchen before this house even had a dishwasher and that’s the reason for the poor layout. I hesitated to call a heating and air guy to come and move the thermostat because I assumed it would be a lot of work and would require ripping wires out of the walls but enough was enough. When the technician came out he said that the old thermostat could simply be covered with a plate cover and he could install a new wireless thermostat anywhere in the house I want. What a relief. The new thermostat cost me under $100 and now it is placed in the hallway, away from the dishwasher, and I really wish I had done this earlier instead of waiting so long.