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Electric Radiant Heating & THermostat HELP NeeDeD!!

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Postby johnnyapollo » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:56 am

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Postby jesgord » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:10 am

Nest!!! Greatest thermostat ever

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Postby egads » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:57 am

It is, but it's not going to work with electric resistance heat. One needs a stat that actually controls the load. The nest controls a furnace & A/C with low voltage control wiring. (the sort of system johnnyapollo suggests bitting the bullet to install)

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Postby johnnyapollo » Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:38 am

I don't believe (but haven't researched it yet) that the Nest will work on multi-stage delivery systems. My Trane unit is two stage - supposedly more efficient (it basically allows a trickle of air-flow most of the time, only accelerating the air when the temps change too drastically). Most regular thermostats won't work with that type of unit. Just and fyi.
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Postby egads » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:21 pm

A little Googling shows that the next generation of the Nest does handle multistage heating and cooling. If it is installed by a Nest Pro, it can also control variable speed fans that the new systems have.

http://support.nest.com/article/How-doe ... nd-cooling

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Postby turboblown » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:03 am

That stat will not work. You need a line level stat that directly handles 240VAC/20A. Most modern stats are 24V low current control.
Home Depot DOES carry a line level stat for like $29 that would work just fine.

My '65 ranch had a Federal Pacific radiant ceiling system. Each room had a stat with either a 1500W or 3000W grid in the ceiling. Great for cracking plaster! We now have hot water with radiant floors and baseboard units in some rooms. It costs half as much to heat the place and it is actually warm now.

The electric radiant is terribly inefficient. They are also a safety issue after this long. When I removed the system, I may have a few stats left over that I didn't scrap.


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