My current stat is in the hallway. I'd like to move it to the front
room, mainly cuz I don't live in the hall. Yet I don't wanna rip out
my walls to rewire the stat location. Does anyone make a single wire
stat that has a remote moveable sensor, so I can heat my front room to
a temperature more akin to the temperature in the hallway? ;)
On Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 11:02:58 AM UTC-4, notbob wrote:
Before moving the thermostat, I'd consider that the real problem is
the system is not properly balanced or something else is wrong, eg
having a register too close to the thermostat. If there is a temperature
imbalance, then it's still going to exist when you move the thermostat.
I'd focus on the real problem.
How much is hte differencee between the temp in the hall and in the
front room. If it's only a degree or two, turn up the thermostat a
degree or two.
If it's 4, 5, or 10 degrees.... turn up the thermostat 4, 5, or 10
What makes you think you will get a different result with a wireless
thermostat? The ducts will still be in the same place, and the heat
output will still come out of each duct the same way it does now. It's
just that the furnace will run more until it heats the front room the
way you want it. But in doing so, it will heat the hall hotter than it
is now by the same number of degrees that is the difference between the
two locations now. So you'll be spending money and time to get the
same result you could have 5 minutes from now by turning up the
One thing you could do is close a vent that warms the hall, if there is
one. Then maybe you could leave the stat setting the same, but the
furnace woudl run longer to heat the hall, and in doing so, heat the
front room more. Or maybe the opposite, maybe some vent that heats
the front room is closed or partially closed (maybe you or someone else
changed it for some special reason and then never changed it back) or
the air coming from it is obstructed by curtains lying on top of or in
front of the vent, or even a sofa close enough to the wall to obstruct
heat going to the front room. Or you stored a box right on top of a
vent that heats the front room. Changing any or all of these things
woudl be free, and only take 30 minutes to find and change them.
One more thing that you could do perhaps, if none of the things above
suit you, is to put a separate fan in the duct leading to the front
room. My parents did that when I was born,in January, because they
thought my bedroom wasn't warm enough. Of course they probably wanted
my room 5 or 10 degrees warmer than the rest of the leaky house.
You didn't ask, but the cheapest way to be warm in bed is with an
electric blanket. I've had two different ones and I can only turn the
control up to 1 or 2 out of 9 or 10. Any higher and I'm so hot, even if
it's only 60 in the bedroom. I haven't checked the cost but I hear the
thermostat in the blanket clicking on and off, and it isn't on much.
It's got to be cheap.
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