How do you synchronize an Acurite thermometer Model No. 00522SDI? Mine is running about higher by about 5 degrees.

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Temp is registering about 5 degrees too high
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David Bearce Sr.

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AcuRite Rachell, Employee

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Hello David,

Please try the troubleshooting steps listed below.  Let us know if this issue continues.  Thank you and have a great day!

Batteries:
•Verify you are using fresh alkaline batteries or lithium batteries (when temperature is below -4oF/-20oC) in sensor.
•Quality brand batteries are recommended, including Duracell, Rayovac, Energizer, or Kirkland.
•Verify batteries are fresh. The battery expiration date should be at least 6 years out. Batteries can lose 3% power or more every year in storage.
•Heavy duty, extra strength or generic / store brand batteries are not recommended for use with AcuRite products because they may cause performance irregularities due to the way these types of batteries disperse power. Each battery should not exceed 1.6 volts.
•Rechargeable batteries are not recommended for use with AcuRite products because they may cause performance irregularities due to the voltage instability of these types of batteries.
•Mixing different battery types (brands, old/new, etc.) is not recommended.
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David Bearce Sr.

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Rachel:  That's nice, but not too helpful.  Are you saying I should install new top quality brand batteries and the device will magically become synchronized?  Do you have any other suggestions? 
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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello David,

When comparing for accuracy, you want to compare to a unit of known accuracy. Is it the outdoor or indoor temperature readings that are reading high?  We do recommend following the battery guidelines above. Specific batteries have been known to cause temperature inaccuracies as well as connection issues in our products. We do recommend a standard alkaline such as Rayovac, Energizer, Duracell or Kirkland.  If you are getting a correct indoor reading, please bring the sensor inside next to the display. Let them sit together for 1 hour without touching them. After the 1 hour they should be within 4 degrees of each other. Make sure your sensor is out of the direct weather elements when outside. We recommend a well covered tree branch. The sensor mounted at least 4 feet off the ground with plenty of fresh air to circulate around the sensor.   Thank you. Have a good day!