I live in a 30 year old condo, and recently had the thermostat replaced on my fan coil heat/AC unit. Previously there was no thermostat, but simply an on/off switch with different fan speeds.
Here is the problem: the on/off switch was directly below the main heating/AC vent in my living room. Now that I have a thermostat (Honeywell Suite Pro TB6575A1000) the vent just blows directly on it, skewing the temperature in the room.
I can't use the "auto" setting, because it warms the thermostat too quickly and only causes it to run for less than a minute, which is not enough time to heat my condo. So I have to run it on "low" constantly.
Essentially, I paid for a digital version of the on/off switch that I had before. Moving the thermostat is not really an option (or a costly one that I cannot afford at this time).
Wondering if there is anything I can do? A cover for the vent and/or the thermostat? Can I replace it with a smart thermostat that uses wireless sensors? Am I just stuck living with it?
Any help is appreciated. Thank you!