I live in a 3 storey townhouse where the builders decided to site the
thermostat for the entire house on the ground floor (where it can get
bitterly cold). This means that the heating constantly flicks on and
makes the upper two floors of the house (where the lounge is) boiling.
I'd like to move the thermostat to the first floor and it seems to me
that a wireless thermostat would seem to be the best option.
Our heating system is a bit odd. We have a huge boiler system (by
Gledhill) on the ground floor which provides hot water to the taps etc
on demand at any time of day. The heating is controlled by a
thermostat on the wall in the hallway which tells the boiler to pump
hot water to a sealed radiator system when the appropriate temp is
reached, however, there is also a timer dial on the front of the
boiler which only allows the radiators to come on when it says so.
There is no other kind of control panel at all in the system.
I've been looking at the honeywell cm67 wireless thermoostat. Does
anyone know whether I could simply replace the thermostat on the
hallway wall with the receiver unit and place the wireless thermostat
in the lounge? (my current wall mounted thermostat is a Potterton PRT2
Hope someone clever can help
Why not turn the existing thermostat down a bit? It is only "flicking on"
because it is set at a higher temperature than you want for the rest of the
house. Or, turn the thermostat all the way up and the 'stat on the boiler
itself right down.
It's a lot cheaper, and a lot less hassle, than another thermostat. And you
don't have to keep changing batteries.
Thanks for the reply
Generally we've been keeping the wall mounted thermostat on a low
setting but the downstairs is so cold that we find the heating still
wants to turn on a lot more often than we'd like (we can't set it too
low because otherwise the heating won't come on at all). I can't find
a thermostat on the boiler itself - it may be inside but I can't get
in there (its a bit of a beast but there aren't many controls
available to the consumer).
The current thermostat is a dial based one and we'll be replacing it
with a programmable one anyway so that we can set different thresholds
for night and day etc. We thought we might as well go the whole hog if
we're replacing it anyway.
I'm not very experienced with this sort of thing and wondered if
anyone familiar with this type of system knew whether I could just
swap my thermostat with a receiver and add a wireless thermostat etc.
On Tue, 20 Feb 2007 14:46:39 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
heating system is properly balanced. Do a 'google' search for 'system
balancing' but also try this quick start.
Check that both valves on each of the downstairs radiators are fully open.
One of the valves ('lockshield valve') will need a small spanner to
adjust it. Then check the state of the radiator valves upstairs. One valve
(on each radiator) should be fully open and the other should be partly
closed. Partly closing one valve will restrict the flow of water to
that particular radiator thus limiting the heating effect.
The overall effect of this operation will be to restrict the flow of hot
water ( and consequently the amount of heat) reaching the upper storey
whilst allowing the lower storey to get warm enough before operating the
p.s. Your system sounds quite normal from your description.
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On 20 Feb, 22:46, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
I'm not sure this will solve your problem. First, if you do move it,
remember to take off the TRV head from the rad in the space where the
CM67 is located.
The rads upstairs will have TRVs (I assume). If these are working
correctly, they should stop the upstairs rooms being overheated by the
rads in those rooms, so try turning them down.
But the rads upstairs aren't the only source of heat to those rooms.
Heat rises. The main reason for the ground floor being cold is that
all the heat goes straight up the stairs. You might find that closing
all the doors (especially from the lounge to the hall/stairs) gives
the simplest solution. Also check the lockshields on the downstairs
rads are open as another poster pointed out.
I have a CM67RF in my lounge. I find it works well, though some others
complain about the Optimum Start feature (which you can turn off).
BTW, the CM67 has now been superceded by the CM907.
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