Proper thermostat programming for one room radiant heating?
This question is in regards to a one zone radiant floor and whether I am programming my thermostat correctly.
We have a high efficiency gas fired hot water baseboard system in all rooms save the bath. Here, our plumber installed a radiant system in the ceiling of the basement under a tile floor. We wanted a warm floor in the morning and evening when we take baths/showers.
I have a programable thermostat and have been setting it to go up to 72 degrees at 4:30 a.m. drop to 66 degrees at 7:30 (it will take time for the floor to cool), back up to 72 at 5:30pm and then down to 62 at 8 p.m. We keep the other baseboard system zone around 66 during the day and 62 at night.
I chose 72 degrees because anything less and the floors to not feel warm enough.
The house is a 5.5 room ranch and well insulated.
Posted Nov 4, 2012 11:55 AM ET
Edited Nov 4, 2012 11:56 AM ET
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