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Wi-fi thermostat on a gas-fired boiler w/baseboard heating

Scappy
Scappy Member Posts: 1
Hi all, I think I have a simple question. Will a wi-fi enabled thermostat work on a gas-fired, hot water boiler with baseboard heating? The reason I ask is because all the literature I read makes reference to furnace rather than boiler. Thanks for any input.

Comments

  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 16,646
    It will work. Whether you want to use features such as deep non-occupied setbacks and so on is another question, since they will cost you fuel.

    If you do put one in, be sure -- be absolutely sure -- that your wi-fi router is protected by a secure, unique network name andpassword and that the thermostat also is protected by a secure, unique password.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
    delta T
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 16,646
    It will work. Whether you want to use features such as deep non-occupied setbacks and so on is another question, since they will cost you fuel.

    If you do put one in, be sure -- be absolutely sure -- that your wi-fi router is protected by a secure, unique network name andpassword and that the thermostat also is protected by a secure, unique password.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 2,725
    Inexplicably, over 85% of the USA heats their home with a forced-air furnace. That's why a great deal of literature on things like this seem to speak to that market. It will work fine on your equipment.
    Contact John "JohnNY" Cataneo, Master Plumber
    in New York
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    for Consulting Work
    or take his class.
  • John Mills_5
    John Mills_5 Member Posts: 935
    It would need a common wire so may not be a DIY job.