Like many others, temperatures between the two levels of my house are uneven. This is particularly noticeable as spring arrives and the upper floor (above ground) enjoys solar heating (so the heater never runs) and the lower (in ground) floor cools off. Frequently, I manually turn on the furnace fan at the thermostat to circulate air between floors and this basically achieves the goal. But then I forget to turn off the fan override. So, I'm wondering if I can install a second thermostat on the lower floor to automatically control the heater blower only when the temperature falls below a given threshold on the lower floor.
Givens: 1) I have a recent model high efficiency natural gas heater 2) my current Thermostat is Honeywell TH4110D1007 Programmable Thermostat 2) access to the heater on the lower level is trivial
1) I can add a second thermostat in parallel
2) I would only make some connections from the new thermostat
3) 24v Power is supplied with the Red wire
4) Heat is controlled with the White wire
5) Fan is controlled with the Green wire
6) I'd be using a simple programmable Honeywell thermostat
7) I'd need to manually set similar time periods and temperatures as are set on the existing "master" thermostat.
Note: In my current plan, I am NOT trying to turn the heating on - just the fan.
So, my specific questions:
A. Has anyone ever done this?
B. Would I connect the Fan wire or would I actually cross connect the thermostat's Heat connection (W) to the fan control wire. i.e., to get automatic fan control, would I use the G or W wires to signal/control? Or, am I totally mixed up?
C. Am I risking my entire system for something risky?
D. Is there another better way to achieve the goal?