Where is the best place to install the outdoor sensor?
When installing an outdoor sensor, there are several things to consider, as the distortion of the measured data can lead to a negative impact on the heating quality. The position of the outdoor sensor, should represent a cross-section of the weather conditions to which the house is exposed. What they have to pay attention to we explain to you in the following.
Direct exposure to the sun can cause the device to heat up and manipulate the adjustment of the flow temperature. You should avoid niches or placement directly under the roof. Instead, use the north side of the house. If this is not possible, you can also switch to the east or west side. In case of doubt, a cover can be used.
Interfering heat sources range from exhaust pipes and chimneys to doors and windows. The exhaust air as well as the energy escaping from the windows and doors heats up your outdoor sensor unnecessarily. Therefore, you should make sure to place the outdoor sensor at a sufficient distance from such heat sources.
The optimal height
As a rule of thumb, 2/3 of the height of the building can be used. If your house has more than 3 floors, install the outdoor sensor between the 2nd and 3rd floor.
Source: Buderus Thermotechnik