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    Do i need a thermostat upgrade?

    Heating Engineers

    I currently have a Honeywell programmable thermostat which is great. However, when I light my log fire it turns all the heating off so that the rest of the house is cold. Would the solution be to change to a wireless thermostat and if so which one?

    Asked by Katie on 24th Nov 2019
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    pbss ltd

    "Move the thermostat to the hallway or turn it up. You could change to a wireless one if the boiler is compatible."

    Answered on 25th Nov 2019 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    Coastal Heating Services

    "If the thermostat is in the room with the burner then the heat from the burner will cause the heating to go off due to the rise in air temp, a wireless stat would be the easiest solution."

    Answered on 25th Nov 2019 - Member since May 2019 - report
    Bournville Gas and Heating

    You need to relocate the thermostat to a suitable position ie the hall with a radiator that has 2 lockshield valves. This would solve your problem."

    Answered on 25th Nov 2019 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
    Jt heating &plumbing

    "You will need to replace it with a wireless thermostat or move your old one into a different room."

    Answered on 22nd Jan 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    Profile Plumbers

    "We often use Drayton RF room stats, easy to install and half the price of ones made by boiler manfactures"

    Answered on 20th Mar 2020 - Member since May 2018 - report
    Helix Plumbing and Heating

    "The solution would be to move your thermostat to another room. What's happening is the log fire is heating up the room your thermostat is in and satisfying the heating. Either a new wireless thermostat or moving the current thermostat should solve your issue :)"

    Answered on 3rd Feb 2020 - Member since May 2019 - report
    Cosy Cat Plumbing & Heating Ltd

    "If the thermostat is in the same room as the log burner, the thermostat will detect a heat rise to its satisfied temperature and shut off. If you were to install a wireless thermostat and put it in a different room away from the log burner, the boiler will stay lit and heat the rest of your home.


    Answered on 16th Jan 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    A2Z Star Heating and Plumbing Solutions

    "Hi. Either move your current thermostat to a different room so that it's not getting the heat of your log fire or if you wanted you could replace it with a wireless thermostat.
    Hope that helps."

    Answered on 28th Feb 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    Gas Heat Flow

    "It is detecting heat from the log fire therefore turning the heating off because it thinks it's reached temperature. Ideal thing to do is re-position the thermostat."

    Answered on 27th Jan 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    GB’s Plumbing and Heating

    "Get an RF stat. A wireless (radio frequency) room stat that can be taken out of the room with the log burner so the heating will run. Look at Nest they’re great"

    Answered on 29th Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    M and O plumbing and heating ltd

    "The heat from the log fire will bring the room up to temperature causing the stat to turn off. Either this will need moving to another room or you can have a wireless stat which you can move around."

    Answered on 2nd Mar 2020 - Member since Aug 2017 - report

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