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Regulate the temperature with an environmental thermostat

The use of a room thermostat, which momentarily turns off the heating when the desired temperature is reached, keeps a constant temperature in a room. This unit opens or closes the heating circuit, not according to the temperature of the radiators, but that of the ambient air. It therefore takes into account the presence of a chimney or auxiliary heating, and heat losses.

Necessary material

  • Electric drill
  • Wire stripper
  • Hammer of electrician
  • Screwdriver
  • Electrician's knife
  • Anchors
  • Screw

Fixing the thermostat on the support

Fixing the thermostat on the support

1. The unit is fixed to the wall with two screws, after drilling and buffering. For the passage of electrical cables, nail a bead molding on the plinth.

 wiring

wiring

2. Connect both power and ground wires to the thermostat terminals. The connection made here produces a cut by rise: the heating stops when the temperature reaches a certain degree. The same device includes two other? terminals for the cut-off by fall: the heating is recovering, road when the temperature decreases, reaching a certain degree. The first solution provides better comfort.

Cutting the hood with an electrician's knife

Cutting the hood with an electrician's knife

3. Cut the hood of the unit with an electrician's knife to allow entry of the conductors.

Setting up...

Setting up...

4. Place the hood on the thermostat.

... and hood fixing

... and hood fixing

5. Screw in the fixing screw. The holes in the hood allow contact between the ambient air and the thermostat.

Laying the molding cover

Laying the molding cover

6. Fit the molding cover by pressing.

Thermostat adjustment

Thermostat adjustment

7. Then set the thermostat to the chosen position. The room thermostat should not be placed anywhere in a room. Place it at a suitable height (about 1.50 m) to be able to adjust it, and in a place "representative" of the temperature of the room: neither above a radiator, nor near a window, nor just behind a door.

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