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thermostat in same room as wood stove

The first floor of my house (one bath, one laundry room, two small bedrooms, and a family room) is heated by one hot water loop from the boiler. There is one thermostat for this loop located in the family room. The family room also has my wood stove. When I am using the wood stove, the family room is of course warm but the other rooms get cold because the only thermostat is not calling for heat.

Do I just move the thermostat to another room or do I install another thermostat on the same zone valve in another room in addition to the existing one? Or is there another solution?



  • Eugene Silberstein
    Eugene Silberstein Member Posts: 1,380
    Your Best Bet

    Your best bet, in my opinion, would be to move the thermostat.

    Adding another thermostat (wired in parallel) with the existing thermostat will cause the system to call for heat when either one of the stats is calling. This of course negates the effect of the family room thermostat, as it is rarely going to call for heat when you are using your stove. Looks like you solved you own problem, sir.
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