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Wireless thermostat
Posted by: Dik2
Date: November 24, 2021 07:43AM
My heating system is gas fired hot water radiators. It is currently controlled by a Honewell round thermostat (mercury switch type, I think) located in the basement near the furnace. I would like to get a wireless replacement that I can place on the second floor. I imagine a receiver that replaces the old thermostat in the basement, and a control unit that wirelessly transmits to it. Temperature sensing and adjustment to be only done on the second floor. Does this exist?
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Re: Wireless thermostat
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: November 24, 2021 07:51AM
Not sure what you describe exists but there are thermostats with remote sensors. Maybe this will help

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Re: Wireless thermostat
Posted by: Bernie
Date: November 24, 2021 08:09AM
I would Run wire to where I wanted the thermostat.

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Re: Wireless thermostat
Posted by: modelamac
Date: November 24, 2021 08:38AM
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Re: Wireless thermostat
Posted by: mattkime
Date: November 24, 2021 09:38AM
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Dik2
My heating system is gas fired hot water radiators. It is currently controlled by a Honewell round thermostat (mercury switch type, I think) located in the basement near the furnace.

...are you certain about that? That sounds guaranteed to make your upstairs too hot.

Put me down for 'run a wire' as this sounds poorly installed. Typically the thermostat would be on the first floor while a second sensor could be installed on the second floor.







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Re: Wireless thermostat
Posted by: Dik2
Date: November 24, 2021 09:38AM
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Bernie
I would Run wire to where I wanted the thermostat.

old fogey smiley

I don't want to run wire. Can it not be done wirelessly?
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Re: Wireless thermostat
Posted by: Dik2
Date: November 24, 2021 11:09AM
I am beginning to think that it can't be done wirelessly. I think maybe the thermostat must be wired to the furnace. Wireless functionality is just for changing thermostat settings, not for wirelessly connecting stat to furnace. Can anyone confirm this?
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Re: Wireless thermostat
Posted by: Bixby
Date: November 24, 2021 11:56AM
My ecobee with remote wireless sensors can be programmed to which sensor it uses. Just need wifi. Use your smart device to control it wherever, or tie it into Alexa or Homekit for control.



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Re: Wireless thermostat
Posted by: Dik2
Date: November 24, 2021 12:00PM
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Bixby
My ecobee with remote wireless sensors can be programmed to which sensor it uses. Just need wifi.

Can it be programmed to only use the remote sensor and not to accept manually inputed changes at the thermostat? I don't want my basement dwellers to be able to change the settings.
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Re: Wireless thermostat
Posted by: Bixby
Date: November 24, 2021 12:02PM
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Dik2
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Bixby
My ecobee with remote wireless sensors can be programmed to which sensor it uses. Just need wifi.

Can it be programmed to only use the remote sensor and not to accept manually inputed changes at the thermostat? I don't want my basement dwellers to be able to change the settings.

You can put a PIN on it.
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Re: Wireless thermostat
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: November 24, 2021 04:42PM
You can manage which temperature sensors impact which settings. Never tried it, but you should be able to remove the thermostat temperature readings from the settings. Then use a PIN on the thermostat to prevent others from making changes.
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