Why can’t my family close the door to the laundry room?

There are no HVAC vents in our laundry room.

That, combined with the fact that there are dryer vents leading outside, makes the laundry room always very hot and uncomfortable.

It’s basically the same temperature as the air outside. Since the door leading to the laundry room is sealed, this really isn’t a big issue unless someone leaves the laundry room door open. The thermostat for the HVAC system is right next to the laundry room so that means that if the laundry room door is left open the thermostat feels the warm air and it runs the air conditioner constantly. It should be a simple thing to just leave the laundry room door closed. Apparently it’s not. Over the past six months there have been multiple occasions where someone has failed to close the laundry room door and the air conditioner has made the rest of the house very cold. It happened last night. We were all asleep and we woke up to a very cold morning. Last week, someone left the laundry room open before we went to work and we came home to a freezing cold house. This makes for some pretty expensive electric bills and I’m not sure what to do about it. I checked that the door is closed often but I can’t be on top of it all of the time. I’m thinking of getting some sort of an alarm installed or maybe I can just get a self-closing door put in so that the door can’t be left open. I don’t know. if all else fails, maybe we can just move the thermostat away from the laundry room so that at least the air conditioner wouldn’t run constantly when the door is left open.

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