Thermostat Setting?

Old 02-20-05, 12:49 PM
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Thermostat Setting?


I have two zones in my first floor forced hot water heating home. Each has a separate thermostat. There are no doors between zones and the air flow is unobstructed.

One of the zones (LR, DR) is hardly used. Hence, I want to keep the thermostat low.

The other zone (Kitchen, family Room) is inhabited constantly and set at 70 degrees during the day and 65 at night.

My question is: What thermostat setting should I use in the non-used zone? I am tempted to set it at 55 degrees but would that cause the other zone to work too hard to maintain temperature?
Old 02-20-05, 03:53 PM
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Zones where there is no physical separation are almost useless. You can set the unoccupied zone thermostat as low as you want. Heat is still going to migrate into those areas. It may even create an uncomfortable draft.

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