Bought house with hydronic and need advice

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Silvercreek

New Member
Nov 22, 2021
2
Stillwater
The house has radiant on the whole main level expect for a small bedroom and living room. The second floor the bathrooms have radiant but the bedrooms do not. The areas without radiant are heated by forced air hydronic handler. The main level radiant thermostat is set at 68 and the air handler thermostat is set at 65. For some reason the main level is staying at 71 degrees.

I suspect the air handler is kicking on in the bedrooms and it’s double heating the main level since it already has thermal mass from the radiant floor. The ducting for whole house is one zone.

I don’t want to turn of the bedroom heat as it will get too cold in the bedrooms. What other options do I have?
 

coaly

Fisher Moderator
Staff member
Dec 22, 2007
4,416
NE PA
You didn’t mention if thermostats are digital.

If not, the main level thermostat may have anticipator set incorrectly. You can set it to shut off heat a few more degrees prematurely to prevent temperature rise above the actual setting if it is a mechanical thermostat by looking at the heating element in it. You can see how the anticipator heating element affects the bimetallic coil shutting the heat off prematurely.
 

Silvercreek

New Member
Nov 22, 2021
2
Stillwater
Thermostat for main radiant is google nest which knows it’s a radiant system. Just verified. Air handler is a digital Honeywell. Turned the air handler completely off to see what happens
 

E Yoder

Minister of Fire
Jan 27, 2017
598
Floyd, VA
Where the thermostats are located can make it big difference in this situation.