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    Best system for multiple thermostats

    I have a house built in 2001 with a gas furnace and AC on a programable thermostat. I also have a gas boiler, for an in-floor heating system. The radiant floors have 5 independent zones. There is no master/slave, each of the 5 radiant thermostats operates the boiler independently.

    I'm looking for a wireless system like the Ecobee or one of the others. And I would really like all of my thermostats to be operated by this one unit. The problem is I'd have to buy 6 of them, from what I have found so far anyway.

    Does anyone know if there is a wireless system that I can get to accomplish this, without spending $1200+?

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    Are there zone valves associated with each of the 5 independent radiant floor zones?

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    white rodgers sensi, inexpensive, slimmed down wifi thermostat that can use batteries (no extra wiring needed for your type of system)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermostat View Post
    Are there zone valves associated with each of the 5 independent radiant floor zones?
    So I misunderstood the system a little that I inherited here. It is a Taco SR503 zone switching relay and Taco PC705-2 variable speed pump control. It is actually 3 zones, one per floor. Zone 1 has just one thermostat and zones 2 and 3 both have two thermostats. In zones 2 and 3, either thermostat can operate the zone. They are both wired into the same zone input on the relay.

    To answer your question, yes, there are zones valves for each of the 3 zones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvactechfw View Post
    white rodgers sensi, inexpensive, slimmed down wifi thermostat that can use batteries (no extra wiring needed for your type of system)
    Thanks, this helps. I did not know about the Sensi. This is better pricing than 6x Ecobees, but I'm still looking at $750-850 in thermostats. I was hoping I could keep this under $500 (which is still a lot to spend on thermostats, IMO). Maybe something like one "parent" thermostat for ~$250 and 5x "child" thermostats for $50 each.

    But it sounds like perhaps I want something that does not exist?

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    Hello. checking if there is any new product fitting this scenario. My case is similar.....I am getting a hot water baseboard heating system with 3 zones (basement, 1st and 2nd floor) controlled via a TACO SR503. The setup will require a thermostat for each zone. I feel having 3x ecobees (or alike) in each room is a waste of hardware and display. Do u know of any solution with a single control panel?



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