We have a condo up in VT, and when we purchased the unit we replaced the old broken wood stove with a propane fired one that has an electric, wireless, thermostat. This works great, except when the batteries run out. Anyway, I’d like to be able to fire this thing up when we’re 30 mins away. Are their any products out there that can do this? Is it just a regular thermostat attached to the wireless unit in the back?
This is a tricky space, even though it is less than 1000 sqft, there are 5 baseboard thermostats (1 per room), 3 radiant heat floor thermostats (1 kitchen, 2 bathrooms), and 1 propane heater thermostat. It’s BEGGING for automation. Accidentally leaving any of the electric thermostats above 50 degrees costs $2/day when we’re not there. I’m planning on replacing all the baseboard therms with the sinopetech zigbee models (we already use ST in our main home). Their radiant floor solutions look a little steep so I think I’ll leave those as a manual option, but I’d LOVE to get something done with the propane heat as it is most economical, and can really blaze.