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Need Input: Balancing Quirky System
UPDATE: THIS STARTED AS A THERMOSTAT DISCUSSION, BUT NOW I'M ON TO BALANCING BASED ON NEW THERMOSTAT. Please read down for details.
Hi there, everyone.
I'm sorry to revive this old topic, but after reading the many posts on it in the past my brain is melting... plus tech may have changed in recent years, so here we go:
I am looking for a steam-worthy thermostat that will primarily prevent overshoot. I see many posts about the modern "feature" of no anticipator, in favor of CPH settings. My boiler is appropriately-sized for the house (miracle) and I don't, as of yet, have a problem with cycling.
Downstairs is well-radiated. Upstairs slightly less so, and therefore always a little cooler. Mains are well-vented and also mostly insulated (runouts are not yet insulated).
Right now, the basic digital thermostat that I have will overshoot by 2-3 degrees, though the stat is in a stair alcove with one of the larger radiators.
Basically, searching for a stat that will learn, or that I can set, to give my well-insulated house the little puff of steam that it needs to maintain temp without wild temp swings.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts!