I'm looking for confirmation on what type of programmable thermostat
to buy and/or advice on its use.
I have a gas boiler that distributes heat via fin-tube registers
throughout the house. The house is supposed to be 3-zone heat, but
currently only one thermostat is operational (long story, but will be
rectified in the near future). In the interim, however, I am
interested in getting a programmable thermostat.
This is the first time I've dealt with a boiler system, but generally
speaking it does not appear to be a nimble system (nor was it before
the two regulators went south). So, when looking for a progammable
tstat on the Honeywell site, the options include a "hot water" model
versus a "steam" option...is steam <> hot water?
My questions are:
Is a gas boiler/water system conducive to savings with a programmable
tstat or generally too sluggish to really make a difference?
I may replace my system in the future and I'm not looking for
extensive features outside of regulating the temperature (i.e., I
don't mind tedious programming of each day vs. a "copy" feature that
I'll use once). I do not have a cooling system in the house, but that
may be considered in the future. Does anyone have experience with the
Honeywell CT8602, CT3600 or the CT3500? Are there others that you