I would like to install a wireless thermostat. Does anybody here have
any experience or thoughts on these that would help me? A quick web
search turned up this item which seems to be exactly what I am looking
Before I shell out the $300 I thought I'd see if anybody here has some
words of advice. The reason I am considering this is that I heat the
upper two floors of my split-level with a wood stove and I want to be
able to have the thermostat on the lower two floors in the winter and
upstairs in the summer. I have manual dampers in the trunklines so I
can send the heat only to the basement in the winter and the AC only to
the upstairs in the summer. The basement stays cool without AC in the
summer. The wireless approach seems perfect and easy since the
reciever just wires directly into the existing circuit by replacing the
current conventional thermostat. Any thoughts?
Only thought is that it would be a lot cheaper to just add a second
conventional thermostat and parallel it with the existing one. Just set
the one you don't want active to "off" and it will work just fine. If
you upgrade to motorized dampers you can fully zone.
Thanks Pete. That's good advice. I'll see if I can fish some wires
through to a convenient place. Part of the problem is we have plaster
walls and its not easy getting wires where you want them. I'll
probably stay with the manual dampers though since I am a big fan of
fewer moving parts.
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