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Old 01-19-2009, 11:31 AM   #1
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I currently have a problem with my upstairs thermostat. the current one is located at the top of the stairs landing area. this area is small so its not really a hallway. when the heat is on downstairs, the upstairs thermostat will shut of because naturally the heat rises and all the bedrooms upstairs get gradually cooler.

I want to move this thermostat to one of the bedrooms so it reads the correct temperature upstairs.

which wireless thermostats on the market are a good choice?

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Old 01-19-2009, 01:08 PM   #2
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honeywell makes a good wireless stat that i would go with, but then again i have not tried other makes, unless it is a honey well white rodgers or a big name that has been around awhile i would stay away from it,

but putting it in the bedroom you just want to make sure that it is not going to make the rest of the house too warm, because a lot of the time bedrooms will be cooler then the rest of the house so when you read the temp in the bedroom, it will make the rest of the house warmer, it that works for you go for it

you make want to look at why it is not getting enough heat like making sure the heat run going to that bedroom is large enough or maybe there is a damper that may be shut,

trying looking at other problems before you go and spend a couple hundred on a wireless stat

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Another option is to get another stat that accepts a remote indoor sensor. Carrier has one that averages the internal sensor and its remote sensor.

But before I do that I'd get as much out of your existing system as possible by correcting any air flow issues.
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:55 PM   #4
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Another option is to get another stat that accepts a remote indoor sensor. Carrier has one that averages the internal sensor and its remote sensor.

But before I do that I'd get as much out of your existing system as possible by correcting any air flow issues.
I will upload some pics. then you can school me on airflow corrections.
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I agree in the bedroom is not such a good idea. Usually its near the main return. But the remote sensor idea was good.
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Old 01-19-2009, 05:11 PM   #6
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Since he has 2 thermostats.
Should be no problem moving it into a bedroom.

The first floor themostat will still sense the cooler temp of its floor.
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Old 01-19-2009, 05:40 PM   #7
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BTW my house is not central air.

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