Can I combine two thermostats into one?
March 23, 2007 7:15 AM Subscribe
Do I need to have separate thermostats for my central air conditioning & my radiator heat?
posted by zempf to Home & Garden (5 answers total)
The previous owners of our house installed central air not long before we bought it, though they left the radiator heating in (so we don't have a forced-air furnace, just radiators & AC). When they installed the air conditioning, they installed another thermostat for that on the wall opposite the existing thermostat for the radiators. My question is, do I really need two separate thermostats for those? I'd like to remove one & just run the wires from it to the other one if possible, as everywhere else I've ever lived has just had one thermostat to control both heating and cooling & I'd like to free up the wall space.
I should note that it's not such a big deal that I feel like hiring someone to come out & fix it, but I figure if I can do it myself I might as well.