If they are not adj, you can either get them or be creative to block some of the heat coming out. Honestly the best way is to call a few contractors and ask them what they charge for estimates, they do it for a living and most of them will do it for little or nothing, even if you want to install it yourself, If you buy the unit through them it will probably save you some money and they can still … make a few bucks. When heat is needed, it opens the baffle while calling for heat - when heat isn't needed it closes the baffle. Something to toy with: Many models of motion detectors are available with a dry contact type output. I was told it for sure wouldn't hurt the old dial thermostats but want to check and see if I am going to kill my programmable one. In such cases, for your heating system. Just remember to reset the basement thermostat to cooler temperature before you leave to go back upstairs or you will find yourself having to make the trip back down later.
Unless you purchase a expensive thermostat or upgrade the wiring I would just stick with a single stage thermostat. Digital and have built-in anticipators that set themselves automatically, requiring no manual adjustments. Not enough info to go much further than that other than to check the indoor fan relay. The control board will simply time the second stage if you use a single stage thermostat. Out of these two, Nest 3rd Gen — is the full featured model, which has all the features of a smart thermostat.
The house heats the basement to the tstat setting, and, by adjusting the vents, I can keep the upper 3 floors. You could probably wire two up, but as tester101 mentioned, it won't really help with your problem. So you have to figure how to get the downstairs thermostat to not call for heat while you are toasty upstairs without going down there to move it up and down or on and off. You will need an electrician to correct this problem. You may need to disable the main sensor for set up to work properly. I want to install a second thermostat on t … he lower floor to keep the boiler 70 degrees.
Thermostats generally don't fail but the cost is significant when it does. Its upto you to decide which one suits your needs the best. You can use one thermostat, but without knowing how you've got them and the furnaces wired, it's a little difficult to tell you how to wire them. Some thermostats will have an option to have your house at a desired temp at that time, and not just turn on at that time, some also build algorithms internally that will time how long it takes to get to that temp based on past experience and will have the house at the desired temp at the desired time. I want to find out if it is ok to hook a second thermostat down stairs to the same electrical contacts on the gas furnace as the first? If the thermostat actually has small relays in it, it shouldn't hurt anything.
Unlike some other thermostats where you need to turn the dial to change the settings or schedule, this thermostat has touch screen tabs at the top of the screen that help in navigating through the settings and schedules. Opinions One: I am shortchanging, in some significant way, the advantages of a two stage furnace wiring it to a one stage thermostat? The basic stat will be set at 15C and installed in the utility room to protect the water manifold, hot water heater and water softener. Never had this happen before. As it stands, I must run up or down the stairs everytime I change one of the thermostats to make sure I haven't created this horrible blackhole. Most new thermostat units are compatible with heat pump thermostats, baseboard heater thermostats, furnace thermostats and boiler thermostats. I also believe you would have a duel stage furnace also.
It comes with a programmable memory that lets you program your schedule, according to your wish. A transformer and a couple relays come to mind. Both thermostats can call for heat, triggering the furnace to fire, and each thermostat controls one baffle. But ma … ybe this is a good thing? However, keep in mind this arrangement, while offering peace of mind from thermostat failure, will offer no protection if the furnace should fail, or the power should go out for an extended period. I guess I could just have 1 thermostat installed with 4 indoor remote sensors.
Errors will be corrected where discovered, and Lowe's reserves the right to revoke any stated offer and to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions including after an order has been submitted. Digital Programmable Furnace Thermostat The digital programmable thermostats are the ones that let you program the schedules according to your convenience. I would like to have two thermostats controlling a single furnace. The transformer that steps down the house voltage to low voltage is usually mounted on or near the furnace. It is mercury free and has snap action contacts and a temperature range of 50-90 degrees F. Here are some of our picks in this category. The T6 would be the better option as it allows more control option that you can set.
. The control board will simply time the second stage if you use a single stage thermostat. We cannot beat natural science and heat will rise so any space that is left open to heat coming from downstairs will be heated beyond the thermostat setting. I understand the voltage would be sent back to it but it wouldn't go anywhere that it doesn't already when the upstairs thermostat kicks on. The 4 programmable periods a day let you for customize settings for wake leave return and sleep with pinpoint. Or you could have them install the unit after they size it. Nest E is the budget model — which is basically a trimmed down version of the Nest 3rd Gen model.
I think I understand, both thermostats run on batteries so I think I am ok from wiring perspective. If the display on your wireless thermostat is not indicating power, try simply replacing its batteries. I also saw in the owners manual online that this thermostat works with remote indoor sensors. Otherwise you could easily swap the t-stats in 5 min. But now you know the figures and you can do the math.