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steakin 02-21-2008 08:12 PM

I am buying a new house. In the center of the dining room wall is a thermostat . Do I need a HVAC person to move this and how costly is this? Second the return is positioned near the ceiling. Can it be dropped under the chair railing and still be effective?

Brik 02-21-2008 08:23 PM

Moving he thermostat is easy, especially if you have access to an open basement below or attic above. Just make note of what color wires go where. You will need to buy more wire to extend things possibly.

Moving the return may be harder. Are you sure its a return? They are usually near the floor, not the ceiling. Moving that down may help with circulation.

Handyman50 02-22-2008 08:58 PM

Thermostat placement can make a difference in how well your house is heated/cooled. This is something to consider when moving it.

goose134 02-22-2008 09:29 PM

Right you are handyman. Do not put it on an exterior wall, or anywhere near a supply vent. They are usually placed in a central location and away from drafty areas such as exterior doors.

biggles 02-23-2008 07:33 AM

if the grill has fixed louvers it is a return,and just run the fan and see if it holds up a sheet of paper(or has dust on it).the stat relocation try not to tie into the exsistiing location and run the wires out to the new one.try to HOME RUN a new line furnace>>>>>>> stat(no wire nuts in the WALL:whistling2:) the system itself does work more consistantly to setpoint set....on the location of the stat to be nose high 5' (on the wall) around the return to sense a common air temp which is the return.

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