"the perfect thermostat" ??


Old 08-14-06, 06:47 PM
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"the perfect thermostat" ??

Looking for a reasonably intelligent 24V thermostat (heat only -- baseboard FHW) that also has a small footprint and minimal to no visible externals i.e., no big LCD screen -- a small, smart, white box with a flip-open cover.

Something like a Honeywell Chronotherm IV T8602D would be great, feature-wise (programmable, adaptive recovery) but smaller and without the big LCD panel.

Stat goes in a prominent place in an important room. Unfortunately, it's also the right place, or I'd move it and be less picky about aesthetics. The present LUX cheapie meets the aesthetic criterion, but compared to the Chronotherm running the other zone, fails miserably at control.

Suggestions? Thanks.
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Old 08-14-06, 06:58 PM
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How about a remote sensor model? Mount the sensor where the existing thermostat is and mount the "controller" in an inobtrusive location.

Several manufacturers, Robertshaw comes to mind.

Old 08-14-06, 07:09 PM
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Picky, picky, picky. Sorry, I couldn't help it.
I think the Honeywell can also be used with a remote sensor.
Old 08-14-06, 07:39 PM
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LOL. Hey it ain't me, it's the person in charge of aesthetics. On this, however, I do happen to concur....

Thanks for the good advice, gentlemen. We have an adjacent closet. Remote it is! Now why didn't I think of that?

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