- QuixoteMemberMarch 20, 2008 at 11:45 pmPost count: 8
I’ve been thinking of setting a bunch of these up to control my electric baseboard heaters in place of the thermostats that are currently being used. I’d like to know how loud the relays in these devices are because I will be installing them in a few bedrooms as well (if I choose to undertake this project). I find that my current thermostats can be annoying, but not loud enough to wake me if I am just dozing off.
Can someone that is using these please give me a comparison of the noise produced by the unit when the relay is tripped? Is it much louder than an appliancelinc?
Thanks very much!
-DpaulnMemberMarch 21, 2008 at 2:34 amPost count: 408
It is louder than an appliance linc (bigger relay), though not MUCH louder.
Unfortunately this is somewhat subjective…QuixoteMemberMarch 21, 2008 at 10:59 amPost count: 8
OK, thanks. So it’s not as loud as the old X10 ones? In your honest opinion, so you think that this product would be suitable for my application? I’ll probably buy one to try out before ordering the other 5 that I would need. Thanks again.paulnMemberMarch 21, 2008 at 7:25 pmPost count: 408
Personally, it would depend on how frequently it would switch – if it was clicking every 10 – 20 mins, it would drive me crazy personally.
When you first posted, I wondered why you wanted to drive your heaters this way – why does the thermostat setup you have now not work?QuixoteMemberMarch 21, 2008 at 10:32 pmPost count: 8
The current system works (though not very well). I’d like to implement digital temperature sensors as well as Insteon control. That way it will be far more accurate and I can set conditionals so that the temperature threshhold will be much lower when there are no occupants in the appartment (I can save $ on electricity).
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