05:23AM | 12/13/02
Member Since: 12/11/02
3 lifetime posts
I recently installed a new furnace and an under the floor hydronic heating system in my 100 year old home. While the new system
seemed to work well, there seemed to be a drop in the indoor temperature following an abrupt drop in the outdoor temp. It seemed to take 12 hours for the indoor temperature to "catch up".
I thought there were outdoor thermostats
that would kick up the temperature of the system water and thus give it a better chance to catch up with outdoor temperature changes.
I contacted a local plumber who installed the subject unit. It doesn't seem to be having any effect and I'm beginning to wonder if he put in the right type of unit. When I questioned him he said that's what the parts counter
man told him to use.
Comments would be appreciated.


07:08AM | 12/13/02
Member Since: 12/11/02
3 lifetime posts
Thanks HKestenholz. I originally wanted to go for the baseboard like units but was told that the necessary length was more than the circumference of my rooms. So I went for staple up, which I'm sure is not as efficient as a slab.
Anyhow, do you have any suggestions as to what kind of outdoor sensor should have been used. Thanks. Jim Drennan


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