Is there a special adjustment needed for a thermostat for a steam boiler?

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Is there a special adjustment needed for a thermostat for a steam boiler?

Hi,

Will any thermostat work well on a steam boiler or is there some kind of special adjustment that is good to have on a thermostat that controls a steam boiler system? Somewhere in the back of my mind I have heard about this. It is some kind of delay or something so that the frequency of heating is reduced?

I am asking because today, my white-rodgers thermostat of 11 years has just stopped working and I need to get another one for this steam system.

I'm glad it decided to stop working in late May!

Thanks!

Dave Varga
Montclair, NJ
 
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Old 05-22-16, 05:45 PM
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Most thermostats today will have a setting for steam. It my have a menu for cycles per hour or just a setting for temp difference. My friend has one that just sets the temp above/below. It will split the difference above and below the setpoint temperature.
 
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thx rbeck

Thanks rbeck! Much appreciated.
 
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