Setup Thermostat Setback Controller

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Question

How do I setup my Thermostat Setback Controller?

Answer

The TH2807 Thermostat Setback Controller attaches to the wall under your existing thermostat and connects to its plug-in power supply. The power supply plugs into an appliance module or wall receptacle module.


The Thermostat Setback Controller supplies a small amount of local heat under your thermostat, fooling it into thinking the room is hotter than it really is. Your heating is set-back by the amount of heat which the Thermostat Setback Controller emits. This can be pre-set for approximately 5, 10, or 15 degrees. The reverse applies for central air conditioning. You simply set your thermostat for the maximum temperature that you would like the room to attain. Then, when you turn on the appliance module or the receptacle module, the thermostat thinks the room is, say 15 degrees hotter, so it turns your air conditioning on.


For example, when the appliance module is Off, the room temperature will rise to the temperature setting on your thermostat, and when the appliance module is On, the room will be kept, say, 15 degrees cooler.


The Thermostat Setback Controller works with any kind of thermostat and does not require any changes to the wiring of your existing one. It works with low voltage, high voltage, and pneumatic thermostats. You can automatically set-back heating or air conditioning using the MT10A Mini Timer or ActiveHome Pro. You can also remotely turn up heating or air conditioning before you arrive using the TR16A Telephone Responder. The ease of programming offered by X-10 timers eliminates the problems often associated with programming set-back thermostats.


Just by setting your heating back by 15 degrees when you go to bed, you can save up to 20% a year on your heating bills so the system pays for itself in a very short time.

  • Use it with any of X-10's timers to set-back your heating or air conditioning while you are asleep or away from home.
  • Use it with the telephone responder to turn up the heating in your winter home before you leave for a skiing vacation, or to turn up the air conditioning in your summer home.
  • Use it with the Mini Controller to turn up the heating from your bedside if you feel a chill in the middle of the night.
  • Use it with a remote control to turn up your air conditioning while you watch TV without having to get up from your chair.