coalkirk wrote:On your thermostat there should be a fan switch that says "auto/on. Just put it in the on position. It will help but those lower rooms will still be cooler. It's a shame you could not put the stove in the lower level. Your split level layout works well that way. I assume you have an open entry foyer that kinda connects the lower and main level? Your tlc2000 is a good stove.
Cyber36 wrote:Too bad your forced-air oil furnace won't burn coal like mine............
DosDemiGod wrote:..>8... My other thought is to simply move the thermostat to the lower level and have the unit call for heat thus moving the warm air through the house with an minimal expense of oil.
VigIIPeaBurner wrote:DosDemiGod wrote:..>8... My other thought is to simply move the thermostat to the lower level and have the unit call for heat thus moving the warm air through the house with an minimal expense of oil.
I do something similar with my system. The coal stove doesn't have the out put to cover those days when it's cloudy and below 20 -25. The thermostat is on the same floor as the stove but in the center of the house. The far side away from the stove gets into the 50's w/o the oil furnace kicking the air around. The room w/the t-stat stays ~68 so I keep the t-stat set @ 69. This way the oil furnace runs a few times an hour but only one ~3 minute cycle. It does even out the temperatures on the far side. An added benefit is the air gets filtered and, since I have a central humidifier hooked into the duct work, humidified too.
BTW, the stove room has three cold air returns just behind the stove at floor level. You can see (edit) two in my avatar
carlherrnstein wrote:It just running you blower fan dosent do the job you could put a cold air return high in the room whare the stove is so you will be pulling warm air in the air handler.
DosDemiGod wrote:Thanks for the info..but I am a little challenged when it comes to electrical work . The new thermostat (as well as the old one) is capable of fan only operation but there is no 'green' lead to hookup. Of course I could run another line but I would not know where to connect it on the furnace end