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Digital Thermostat

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Sean B
Sean B Member Posts: 4
I am currently renting a genuine log cabin. I have a hot water heater with in floor heat. I also use a open face wood fireplace. My question is, is it beneficial for me to replace my old analog thermostat with a digital one that I can program? I was told by a fitter at my job site that due to the time delay of heating and cooling of the water, that it would not be worthwile?

Thanks

Sean B

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  • martin
    martin Member Posts: 144
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    Set-back therm

    Your fitter is right radiant heat is very slow to react to a setback thermistat
  • Sean B
    Sean B Member Posts: 4
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    So I assume that means that it would be pointless to turn the thermostat down when I leave for work and turn it back up when I get home?

    Which leads me to another question: Does it use more fuel to turn my thermostat up and down than to just leave it at a steady level?

    Thanks
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
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    Setback

    Sean, setback on a daily basis is a waste of time no matter what kind of heat you are running, unless your house is so poorly insulated that the indoor temp. should fall 10* during the corse of your being gone at work.

    I can only see a benifit to setback if you are going to be out of town for a period of time.

    Remember, also when you lower the temp in your house the mass of everything with in cools. When you come out of setback this all has to be warmed up again. A vicious circle in my opinion, and I doubt there is any real savings.

    Gordy
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