Thermostat remote sensor location

ricanmdSeptember 22, 2011

I am installing a wood stove centrally in my 2600 sq. ft. ranch (1floor) house. In the same room as my thermostat, very open kitchen, 500+ square foot. I purchased a Honeywell thermostat that cycles the furnace fan periodically to circulate the wood stove heat throughout the house. I can also connect remote temperature sensors to this thermostat. I was planning on putting a remote sensor at the far ends of the house to have the furnace turn on if those areas get to cold. One in a bedroom and one in the family room. Both sensors will not be exposed to outside facing doors. The only caveat is that the far bedroom I was planning to put a sensor has always been a cold room according to my family, also this room is the farthest from the furnace running the length of the duct work. My questions are is this a workable plan and is it a good idea to put a sensor in that room or in the hallway just out side.


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If the room was always cold, and you place a t-stat sensor in there set to the same temp as all of the others, the other rooms will probably get too warm. These are just sensors and not independently-setable, right?

    Bookmark   September 22, 2011 at 2:54PM
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Normally bedrooms are kept cooler than any other room in the house, makes for better sleeping conditions. If you have a hallway leading to that farthest bedroom, I tend to believe this would be a good place to mount a sensor. The more sensor you place, the greater tendancy that other rooms will over heat. The only problem with mounting a sensor in a hallway, my builder placed the thermostat at the beginning of my hallway and every night when I go to bed, I pass the thermostat and by the time I reach my bedroom at the end of the hallway, the furnace clicks on as I am passing through the doorway. What I am saying is that if you place a thermostat or sensor where there is air movement past it, it may trigger the furnace to come on sooner than what is needed.

Hope that helps,


    Bookmark   September 23, 2011 at 1:43PM
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How does the thermostat weigh the various sensors? Are they all averaged or does it give attention to one more than others?

    Bookmark   September 23, 2011 at 3:46PM
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