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I rent out the top 2 floors of my house (4 floors in total) and in the tenants' area, I already have a Honeywell thermostat that is wired and on the wall, but I don't have access to it.
I was wondering if it's possible to buy one of Honeywell's wireless systems and install that thermostat in my part of the house so I can control the temperature as well.
I'm wondering if the wired system and the wireless system can co-exist with the furnace and central air, or do I have to have two wireless thermostats.
I hope that was clear enough, any help would be great.
 

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I have a honeywell prestige thermostat, with wireless remote. The options I have are to control the thermostat via the remote, and/or use the thermometer in the remote as the contolling temperature. I have not checked, but I am guessing that he who has access to the hard-wired thermostat has ultimate control, however. The tennant may be able to overrule your settings if inclined.
 

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@ oberkc:

Does your remote work from anywhere or just line-of-sight because if it works anywhere, that might be a better solution.
 

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I have a honeywell prestige thermostat, with wireless remote. The options I have are to control the thermostat via the remote, and/or use the thermometer in the remote as the contolling temperature. I have not checked, but I am guessing that he who has access to the hard-wired thermostat has ultimate control, however. The tennant may be able to overrule your settings if inclined.
They make locking covers.
 

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They make locking covers.
I realize there are locking covers, but that's not the issue. I just want to be able to control the temperature as well, so that if I'm cold I don't need to go bother them. In that case, a locking cover wouldn't really help, but thanks for the suggestion.
 

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They are RF. Mine work in separate rooms, with multiple walls in between. Whether they would go through the floors of your apartment is yet to be determined.
 

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They are RF. Mine work in separate rooms, with multiple walls in between. Whether they would go through the floors of your apartment is yet to be determined.
@oberkc - Thanks very much for your help. What is the product number of your thermostat, I think that sounds like the option for me.
 

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2 thermostats hard wired. Will have a problem, if you have A/C also.

Unless they are both digital.
 
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