The T4398 Series Performance Thermostat - Product Specific Frequently Asked Questions
THERMOSTAT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I use a wall mount thermostat to control my heater if it has an in-built
Yes, to bypass the in-built thermostat, turn the thermostat on the heater to the highest setting, then use the wall thermostat to regulate the room temperature.
Is a built-in or a wall mount thermostat better?
A built-in control is convenient when the walls are already finished. The built-in thermostat is also convenient to install. However, the wall thermostat is a more accurate way to control the room temperature, is more convenient to use, and has a broader selection of models. The use of electronic thermostats provides more accuracy and saves you money on your electric bill.
Where should I install my wall mount thermostat?
Thermostats should always be mounted on an inside wall and away from drafts, direct sunlight, or any appliances that could affect the performance (temperature reading) of the thermostat. Be sure the area around the thermostat is clear of shelves, pictures or other wall decor that may impede the airflow around the thermostat.
Baseboard thermostats should be mounted across the room from the heater.
In-wall fan heater thermostats are easiest to mount in the same stud cavity (opposite side of stud) about 5 feet above the heater. With two or more fan heaters in a large room, the thermostat should be placed in a central location.
Can all of the heaters in my house be controlled by one thermostat?
There are many benefits to zonal heating. Zonal systems save energy by not heating unoccupied rooms and provide the ultimate in comfort by allowing occupied zones to be heated specifically to individual needs. The purpose of each zone's (room) heater is to heat that specific zone per the set point of the individual thermostat.
What is the difference between a double pole and a single pole thermostat?
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Single pole thermostats break only one side of the power line to your heater and cannot be turned "off". Therefore, power is continuous to the heater even if it is not running. The control knob will have a low temperature setting without an "off" position.
Double pole thermostats break both sides of the power line; therefore all power to the heater is interrupted. The control knob will have an "off" position.
Can I use a double pole thermostat with a 120 volt heater?
Line Voltage or Low Voltage?
A LINE voltage thermostat should be used for zonal electric heat systems such as:
* Electric fan forced heaters
* Baseboard Heaters
LOW voltage thermostats are typically used to control central heating and cooling systems. A LOW voltage thermostat should only be used with Cadet heaters if the amperage load exceeds the rating of the line voltage thermostat and only when combined with a relay.
What should I do if my wall thermostat feels hot to the touch?
Cadet recommends you replace the thermostat. A "hot" thermostat indicates that it is not working efficiently; decreasing its accuracy. NOTE: A normal operating thermostat will be slightly warmer than the room temperature by about 3 to 5 degrees.