I need heat in my basement. I have 2-zone heating/cooling from propane
Is it possible to use a thermostat connected to the second floor
thermostat to heat the basement? I would like to cut into the 2nd
floor thermostat line with a swithch that would direct the electrical
current to power a second thermostat in the basement. The switch would
fool the furnance into thinking the call for heat was coming from the
2nd floor thermostat when it was actually being called from the
thermostat in the basement.
The switching would be like an A/B switch
2nd floor --------------------------------------------I
------------power source----- FURNANCE
I have a second thermostat connected in parell to my main fancy auto
setback one, in my basement.
its usefull if I am working down there or if the main thermostat ever
failed, normally its set at 45 degrees.
still a little unsure oif what the OP has in mind...
Interesting. For a couple of years now, I've been meaning to wire a
second thermostat (in the basement) to my oil furnace in my summer
(mostly) place. I'm not there much in the winter and as it is now, I
leave the thermostat upstairs set as low as it will go.
What I really have to do is protect the foundation and the perimeter
drains that feed into a basement sump.
I thought to use a DPDT switch between the two to select either the
upstairs or basement thermostat and adjust the hot air supplies to
maintain the basement (only) at a low setting...thereby consuming less
oil over the winter. If I did go there during the winter, then I
could select UP, close the big basement duct and open the upstairs
ducts, reversing the procedure when leaving.
Might have to relocate some of the freezables from upstairs into the
It isn't so much a matter of the dollars saved as the idea of being
able to get maybe through a winter on one tank of oil without having
to worry about delivery into a fairly remote area and where in my
absence the driveway is snowed in.
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