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jasont47

08:24AM | 12/11/02
Member Since: 12/10/02
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I just moved into an apartment that has "hotel style" wall-unit heater/ac combo. It works fine and has a hotter/colder, but no thermostat. This means that it will either be on or off all night. The electric line feeding these units are in metal sheaths and are exposed to the room. How difficult/safe would it be to have a thermostat wired into this line, to keep the heater technically "on", and use the thermostat to gate whether the unit gets juice or not?

electricmanscott

03:49PM | 12/11/02
Member Since: 11/05/01
98 lifetime posts
Ask the landlord to hire an electrician. Also usually this type of control is a thermostat without the actual temperature settings and should not stay on all the time.

jasont47

06:15AM | 12/12/02
Member Since: 12/10/02
3 lifetime posts
Thanks for your reply. I've contacted the landlord with my suggestion and assumed an electrician would handle the job, but he's hesitant because he's under no obligation to make such changes and assumes they will be costly. I was just sort of trying to figure out if such a wiring job was easy/inexpensive or rather involved (so that I could provide some info to "grease the skids". The existing controls operate much like that in a car: you can set the temperature of the air coming out by manipulating a dial, but the air will only stop if you turn the fan completely off.

doug seibert

05:47AM | 12/13/02
Member Since: 08/10/02
843 lifetime posts
I bet that has a thermostat controlling the temp......Heat cycles on and off........ just the blower fan running all the time.........??????
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