I can use actual numbers for those nay sayers if you like ps. The house heats the basement to the tstat setting, and, by adjusting the vents, I can keep the upper 3 floors. I just ran across this thread and I am curious what the outcome was. Nest E is the budget model — which is basically a trimmed down version of the Nest 3rd Gen model. The nest upstairs, if it's calling for heat, will just make it so the furnace stays on but damper goes back to normal, so air will then start to go upstairs. Two things seem to be clear to me. So I dug up my old thermostat.
But now you know the figures and you can do the math. Ecobee 4 and Ecobee 3 Lite — both can be used as a gas furnace thermostat. Or you could have them install the unit after they size it. Just carry the stat up stairs at night and down stairs for breakfast. What you probably want to get is a zone control system.
The anticipator overcomes that limitation cheaply. We have a wood stove upstairs as well as the thermostat. The issue I have is high gas bills and tenants who won't implement the night setback on their programmable thermostat. First of all, we have a hot water boiler system which is 2 zone 1 upstairs, 1 down. That would be the ideal.
This is basically what tony said. Edit: I'm thinking now that with a few diodes and a relay this may be relatively easy except for the fact that you may need to control the compressor, fan, and gas burner separately. It's a forced air system that is relatively recent. The thermistor is the semiconductor temperature sensing device that most electronic thermostats use. Mortgage lenders usually will not lend money on property if it has more than one house on it and is incorporated in one deed. This depends on the size of the boiler. Current is measured in amps.
We take a jumper from time to time and short across R to W, or R to Y or R to G all the time, but. If it is adjusted correctly, the residual heat still coming from the baseboard convectors or the warm air still coming from the furnace, ends up taking the room to the desired temperature. I do know that I've had electronic stats that have failed to work right after that was done. Just wire the two thermostats in parallel from one transformer. . If someone switches the upstairs unit to cool while the downstairs unit is on heat, I end up with a thermostatic blackhole that sucks my money in as fast as it can. Oh, you're saying that the two settings are so close together that it's hard get both, mechanically? If you remove the wires that go to Rh and W1 on the thermostat base and touch them together and the second stage of the furnace comes on, then a thermostat with R and W would also fire it.
Instead, they have some type of electrical ignition system. It doesn't normally produce enough heat to drive the stat contact open by itself. Most of my family does not understand that both these units need to be switched together. We have central forced hot air with a gas furnace, and central airconditioning. You can use any number of thermostats on the system.
But it's always better to be safe than sorry! The connections at the furnace end depend on the type of furnace - passive hot air, forced hot air, passive hot water, circulator-driven hot water, steam, etc. Can I wire a new thermostat in series or in parrallel? The wire leads will be quite thick, 12-gauge or 14-gauge wires, like those connected to a wall outlet or light switch. You can have evenly temperate zones in your home. Homeowner shorts the thermo, heat comes on, so he uses the short to keep it warm until repairman shows to replace thermo. Your upstairs registers are closed so the upstairs thermostat is not sensing the results of the furnace.
Just a thought, Could'nt you run the furnace blower on low while your heating with wood to help distribute the heat throughout the home? It is compatible with 110V or higher heating systems with a common wire. My vote is the wireless. The actual thermostat is mounted usually upstairs and the remote that comes with it, the homeowner keeps downstairs. What's a 12V and gate? Do they make such an animal. Whenever you put thermostats in parallel you run the risk of burning the anticipator. You can use any number of thermostats on the system. I would like to add a downstairs thermostat on my furnace.