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Old 12-30-2013, 03:59 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by amakarevic View Post
apparently, Nest thermostats are the sh*t:

a bit pricey but i think i will invest. i want to be able to use my smart phone to turn the system on 30 min before i get home to arrive to a comfortable house.
Lots of complaints about them. There are many that are happy with them though.


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Old 12-30-2013, 03:59 PM   #17
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you cannot cool a house down in 30 minutes but you can heat it up in 30 mins. Honeywell tstats are VERY good and I have used that IAQ system and it is good and it looks like they have a WiFi version also. not worth the extra $$ unless you really want the features but some people do.
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Old 03-14-2014, 01:38 PM   #18
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I figured I would leverage this same thread to ask similar question, but with different setup.

I have an oil burner and central air. The heat is controlled by a CT87K thermostat. Red and white wires go from the T terminals on the burner's R8184 ignition control to the R and W terminals on thermostat. No other terminals are used.

The AC is controlled by an old T834C thermostat. The Y terminal is connected to one of two wires to the outdoor condenser unit. The R and G terminals are connected to the R and G terminals on the EBTDR in the air handler.

I was looking into the feasibility of using a "smart" thermostat to control both heat and cool, one that requires a C wire. I do not have one. But, I do have a sprinkler control box that uses 24VAC located in the same wall.

Assuming that the additional load from the thermostat doesn't load down the wall transformer from where it came, could I splice off the existing 24VAC and use this as my 'C' wire?

The new wifi thermostat has an R terminal, and a jumper to short Rc and R together. Since both the heat and AC have their own R wire, would I break that jumper and connect the oil burner's R wire to R, and the AC's R wire to Rc? Then I would connect W, Y and G as normal.



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