I recently had an "Ace AT10-1141SA" thermostat installed in my garage.
The range of the thermostat is 50-90 degrees. If I need to leave my
garage door open for a while, how do I turn it off if it's colder that
If there's no OFF switch on it, your best bet would be to simply install
a wall switch beside the thermostat to manually override the thermostat
and break the circuit.
Note that the above switch has the words "ON" and "OFF" molded into it's
plastic toggle so that the circuit is made when the toggle is up and
broken when the toggle is down. You'd do well to ensure that any switch
you buy has that feature to make it easy to tell if the thermostat is
working or not.
If your thermostat is only switching 24VAC, then you don't have to wire
it like you would 120 VAC wiring. You don't have to worry about
electrical connectors at each box's knock outs or using the proper wire.
Ordinary twisted door bell wire will do.
Yes, or the heat will come on as soon as the cold air hits it.
My downstairs T-stat is in the family room. If we leave the door open
for a few minutes to bring in groceries and stuff, the heat comes on.
Once the door is closed and the air settles, it goes off again. Not a
big deal for five minutes, but expensive if you open the garage for
half an hour.
I searched the Ace website but couldn't find that model number.
However, most digital thermostats have an Heat-Off-Cool switch. Set it to
Off and it won't turn the furnace on. However, if it's still cold in the
garage when you set it back to Heat, obviously it's going to call for heat.
You would think that would be an essential feature of
any thermostat installed in a garage. Few people would want to
heat the garage all the time. If the thermostat lacks that, I would
call up whoever installed it and complain. If it's a reputable
they may offer to switch it for a real thermostat.
If not, I'd just buy a real thermostat and install it myself.
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