So here's my setup:
- Living room has both a thermostat for the gas fireplace (dumb on/off thermostat) and a thermostat for the whole house (smart/Nest thermostat) on the wall together.
- Living room has the gas fireplace on the same wall as the thermostats
- Furnace runs for basement/upstairs.
What is the best way to use these together?
We tried running them at the same temp, but the fireplace always keep that room (a pretty sunny room too) so warm that the rest of the house doesn't stay anywhere near a comfortable temperature.
Last winter we tried running the fireplace during the day (@ 74) then in the afternoon we'd turn on the furnace(@ 72), and it was just never good enough.