Replacing 1965 line voltage thermostat with smart/wifi type


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Old 03-05-19, 05:01 PM
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Lightbulb Replacing 1965 line voltage thermostat with smart/wifi type

So I have 1965(ish) Electric Radiant Ceiling heat. It heats up the drywall and radiates downward. It is nice heat...no furnace sound etc...but it's expensive. So this thermostat I have in the picture no longer works and I don't need this thermostat anymore. Long story....

My question is, are there smart thermostats or even newer type digital thermostats for this type of heat. There is a hot and neutral wire...then the two red wires(which go out of the box up the wall from what I can see) I assume go to the ceiling wires which in turn heat up.... I haven't been able to find much on google, etc.
Thanks in advance!

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Old 03-05-19, 05:21 PM
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You need a 240v thermostat. There are programmable/digital ones but no wifi or "smart" ones.
You'll need to supply the smarts to program it.

240v line thermostat
 
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Old 03-05-19, 05:32 PM
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Ok. This is kinda what I figured. Thanks a lot!!
 
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Old 03-05-19, 05:52 PM
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I was cruising around and I came across this thermostat. Looks interesting.
I don't know anything about it yet. It will work for you.

Stelpro Maestro thermostat
 
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Old 03-05-19, 10:43 PM
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Keep in mind the slow response time of ceiling radiant heat.
 
 

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