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12 Best Thermostats For Electric Baseboard Heater (Smart/WiFi)

You’ve lots of choices for thermostats, especially for a low voltage-based heating/cooling system like a central furnace or a boiler, or a heat pump-based system. But when it comes to choosing a baseboard heater thermostat, you don’t have a wide range of options. One primary reason is that baseboard heaters are line voltage systems that use direct electricity to heat your rooms.

Energy bills would be high for baseboard heater systems unless you live in a state where electricity costs are very low. About 90% of USA homes are running on low voltage systems and only about 10% of homes are using line voltage systems, like a baseboard heater. Most of the popular thermostat models (like Nest, Ecobee, and Emerson Sensi) are incompatible to be used as an electric baseboard heater thermostat (they’re designed for low voltage heating/cooling systems).

In this article, we review the best electric baseboard heater thermostat models out there. We’ve listed the criteria and important points to check before choosing the right model. When it comes to a baseboard thermostat, you can choose from 3 or 4 different types. You can opt for a smart thermostat for baseboard heaters – if you prefer all those high-end features, or you can choose a WiFi-enabled thermostat – if internet-based control is what you prefer. On the other hand, if you don’t have that kind of a high budget for smart/WiFi models – you may opt for a programmable thermostat for electric baseboard heaters. We’ve covered all of them, read on.

The primary reason to buy and install a thermostat in your home is to regulate room temperatures and maintain your comfort levels. However, thermostats also help to cut down energy bills and save money. In fact, investing in the right thermostat is the best way to save energy bills. The money invested in a thermostat will be regained within a few months of installation. Before getting to the reviews section, let’s first see how to choose the right baseboard heater thermostat for your home.

How does a Baseboard Heater Thermostat Work?

The working of a baseboard thermostat is very simple. A baseboard heater thermostat is a variable switch installed in the electric circuit running to the baseboard heater. The thermostat detects the temperature of the room and regulates it by controlling the current passing to the heater.

Criteria to Choose the right Baseboard Heater Thermostat

Line Voltage or Low Voltage  – The first and most important point – a “baseboard heater” is a line voltage device. You can’t use a low voltage thermostat (like Nest, Ecobee or other popular models used for furnaces or heat pumps) with a baseboard heater. A line voltage system uses direct line voltage (120 volts or 240 volts) unlike the newer low voltage models (which run on 24 volts). Line voltage type thermostats are used in older homes and constructions (or in places where electricity costs are very low), especially with baseboard heaters and electric heaters. The power wires are thicker and they run on 120 volts or 240 volts.

Single Pole or Double Pole – A single-pole thermostat connects to the electric mains via 2 wires. You can not shut the power to a single pole thermostat. As an alternative method (to shut power), you can set a very low temperature in the thermostat setting to prevent heat from coming up to the room. The double pole thermostat connects to the electric mains via 4 wires. It is possible to shut power to the double pole thermostat system at any desired time. So double-pole has an advantage over the single pole. You can read our guide on Single Pole vs Double Pole to get more ideas.

Smart/WiFi Thermostat or Digital Programmable – A smart thermostat or a WiFi thermostat for electric baseboard heaters has its own benefits over an ordinary programmable thermostat.  A smart thermostat has high-end features like voice control,  energy savings (save nearly 10% on annual energy bills), internet-based control, geofencing, auto-scheduling, and more. On a similar note, a WiFi thermostat can also be controlled via the internet using your smartphones (they lack some features of a smart thermostat like geofencing, voice control etc).

An ordinary digital programmable thermostat doesn’t have any of these high-end features but they still do the job of a thermostat perfectly. The key difference is the price! If you don’t have the budget for a smart/WiFi model, always go for the programmable thermostat.

Here is a list of the best thermostats for baseboard heaters;

Smart Thermostats:

  1. MySa – Smart Baseboard Heater Thermostat

Programmable baseboard heater thermostats

  1. Honeywell 7 Day Programmable Baseboard Heater Thermostat
  2. Lux ELV4 Universal Electric Baseboard Thermostat
  3. Honeywell RLV4305A – 5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat
  4. Aube TH106 – Digital Baseboard Thermostat
  5.  King ESP – 120/240 Volts Baseboard Thermostat
  6. Stelpro Z Wave Thermostat (WiFi Enabled)

Non-programmable thermostats

  1. Honeywell Manual Thermostat
  2. Honeywell RLV3120A1005/H
  3. Honeywell RLV3100A
  4. Honeywell TL7235A1003 
  5. Honeywell T410A1013

Best Smart Thermostat for Baseboard Heaters

If you go by data, only about 10% of homes in America rely on high voltage heating. This smaller market size may be one reason that there was no proper “smart thermostat” in the market for line voltage systems like a baseboard heater. New innovative companies like MySa have put an end to this. Now there are smart thermostats for electric baseboard heaters – with all useful features like Energy savings, Mobile App based scheduling, WiFi control, Zoning and a lot more. Let’s see in detail.

MySa – Smart Baseboard Heater Thermostat

Smart baseboard heater thermostat
MySa – Smart Thermostat for Baseboard Heater

As we’ve noted above, MySa is a smart thermostat for baseboard heaters, convectors (short cycle), fan-forced convectors (long cycle), and radiant ceiling heating. MySa is truly smart in all senses with features like Self learning, Energy savings, WiFi control, Integration with smart hubs ( Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple Homekit, Samsung SmartThings), Energy reports, Mobile app-based control & scheduling, Vacation mode, and a lot other essential features.

We’ve reviewed Mysa thermostat in detail, explaining all the features, mobile app interfaces, controls, installation, pros and cons.

Best Programmable Thermostats For Baseboard Heaters

Let’s begin the detailed review of baseboard heater thermostat models out there in the market. We have shortlisted the 6 top and best baseboard heater thermostat models based on user reviews and product features.

  1. Honeywell 7 Day Programmable Baseboard Heater Thermostat
  2. Lux ELV4 Universal Electric Baseboard Thermostat
  3. Honeywell RLV4305A – 5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat
  4. Aube TH106 – Digital Baseboard Thermostat
  5.  King ESP – 120/240 Volts Baseboard Thermostat
  6. Stelpro Z Wave Thermostat (WiFi Enabled)

#1 – Honeywell – 7 Day Programmable Thermostat

honeywell baseboard heater thermostat
Honeywell baseboard heater thermostat

Honeywell TL8230A1003 is one of the best selling programmable thermostat for baseboard heaters.

Honeywell TL8230A1003 is a 7 Day programmable thermostat for baseboard heaters and line voltage based heating systems. This model can give up to 20% savings on annual energy bills if you use it with preset schedules pre-programmed in the model.

This is a 4 wire/double pole thermostat, which operates at 240/208 volts, 50/60 Hz frequency, and can take up to 15 Amps (resistive) load. This means you should not choose this thermostat if your baseboard heater is 120 volts, or the load is not resistive (for ex: convection heater).

This Honeywell baseboard heater thermostat has a large display with a backlight, which makes it very clear and easy to use. Icons are provided to differentiate between modes like Night mode, Manual program, Away/Vacation mode etc. This model is very easy to program and you can create your own schedules if you prefer a custom program. Manual mode allows you to completely override the pre-programmed schedules and create your own. Schedules can be created for different times/hours for each day of the week (7 days).

Note: Read the full review of Honeywell TL8230A1003 programmable baseboard heater thermostat.

The ‘early start’ feature ensures the scheduled temperature is reached within programmed time. This model is battery-free and power is tapped from the same supply line for your baseboard heater. You don’t need to worry about periodical battery replacement or batteries draining out on a cold winter night. However, a con to this blessing is that you’ve to reprogram the full schedules (only if you are using manual mode and custom schedules) on an unfortunate power outage anytime.

#2 – Lux ELV4 – Single/Double Pole Electric Baseboard Thermostat

Lux ELV4 Electric Baseboard Thermostat

Lux ELV4 – is a universally designed (single pole/double pole), 5-2 Day programmable, line voltage thermostat suitable to be used for baseboard heaters and other line volt systems.

Lux ELV4 is a 5-2 day programmable line voltage thermostat, which can operate at 120/240 volts. It is universally designed to be wired as a single-pole or double pole. ELV4 is compatible to be used with baseboard heaters, radiant ceiling heaters, cable heaters, and line voltage-based hot water systems with motors up to 1/4 horsepower.

The manufacturer claims ELV4 can help save 33% on annual energy bills, when used with a pre-programmed heating schedule. This model is 100% mercury-free and is designed following environmental standards.

ELV4 can manage up to 1900 watts at 120 volts (16 amps, resistive load) and up to 3800 watts at 240 volts. As mentioned above, this model can manage motors up to 1/4 hp for line volt hot water systems. You may read the full review of Lux ELV4, if you’re considering this model.

#3 – Honeywell RLV4305A – 5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat

Honeywell RLV4305A1000E
Honeywell RLV4305A1000E

RLV305A is a 5-2 day programmable, 2 wire/single pole line volt thermostat, which can operate at 120 volts/240 volts.

Honeywell RLV4305A1000 is a 5-2 day programmable thermostat for baseboard heaters, convectors, fan-forced heaters and radiant ceiling heaters. A 5-2 day programmable thermostat will have two program settings, one for weekdays and the other for weekends. Besides these two week-based program settings, a single day can have 4 different settings for morning, mid-day, evening, and night.

Honeywell RLV305A1000 is a 2 wire/single pole thermostat, which can operate at two line voltages – 120 volts or 240 volts. Precise temperature control of  +/-0.5°F is ensured with Triac-based switching technology, which also facilitates silent switching operation.

At 240 volts, a max load of 3500 watts can be handled. For resistive loads, the max current is 14.6 amperes, and the load should draw a minimum current of 0.83 amperes.

You may read the full review of Honeywell RLV4305A1000 – to know more about all the features and technical specifications.

#4 – Aube TH106 – Digital Programmable Thermostat

Aube TH106 – is a single pole/2 wire digital thermostat, with 7 day programmable feature, which can operate at 120 volts/240 volts.

The Aube TH106 is a 7 day programmable, digital baseboard heater thermostat model from Honeywell. Apart from baseboard heaters, Aube TH106 is compatible with convectors, fan-forced heaters, and radiant ceiling heaters. This is a 2 wire thermostat (single pole thermostat) that can operate at 120 volts or 240 volts (line voltage).

At 120 volts, this thermostat can manage 2000 watts output load, at 16.7 amperes (resistive load). At 240 volts, this model can manage 4000 watts output load, at 16.7 amperes (resistive load). The frequency is 60 Hertz in both cases. The load should be a minimum of 2 amperes for the thermostat to function properly.

Note: Read the full review of Aube TH106 – digital baseboard heater thermostat.

#5 – King ESP – 120/240 Volts Heater Thermostat

120/240 volts baseboard heater thermostat
King ESP Thermostat

King ESP is a 7 day programmable baseboard heater thermostat, which has an output rating of 22 amps and can handle a load of 2640 watts @ 120 volts and 5280 watts @ 240 volts.

King ESP baseboard heater thermostats are available in 2 variants – 120 volts and 240 volts. Both models are 7-day programmable. You can program each day (of the week) individually and 4 schedules can be set for each day. The temperature setpoint ranges from 44°F to 95°F. It is provided with memory backup in case of power outages so that you don’t need to reprogram the device.

What sets apart King ESP thermostats from other models is its power & current rating. King ESP thermostats can handle upto 22 amps current (most popular baseboard thermostats are designed for 16 amps). The max load is 5280 watts @ 240 volts and 2640 watts @ 120 volts, which is also higher than other thermostat models.

So if you’re looking for a thermostat with higher output capabilities, consider King ESP. Read our full review of King ESP thermostats – which covers all technical details and features.

 #6 Stelpro Z Wave Thermostat (WiFi Enabled)

Stelpro Thermostat Z wave
Stelpro Thermostat – Z Wave

Stelpro KI STZW402WB – is an Z wave plus thermostat, suitable for baseboard heaters & convectors. WiFi & internet connectivity is possible through an Z wave controller hub like Samsung SmartThings.

Stelpro KI STZW402WB is an Z wave baseboard heater thermostat, which makes use of z wave protocol for wireless control. This simply means you’ll need an Z wave controller/hub already in place to make use of the full features of this thermostat, like WiFi-based control.

This thermostat works with 120V (up to 2000W) and 240V (up to 4000W) baseboard and convector heaters. It cannot be used for heating systems with fans, like a fan-forced heater. The temperature can be set in the range of 41 deg F to 86 deg F and can be toggled between its two modes namely eco and comfort mode.

We’ve reviewed Stelpro Z wave thermostat covering all aspects. You may read the review if you’re interested in this model.

Best Digital Non-Programmable Baseboard Heater Thermostats

We’ve seen the best of programmable baseboard heater thermostats so far. Now let’s go quickly through ‘Non-Programmable’ models.

  1. Honeywell Manual Thermostat
  2. Honeywell RLV3120A1005/H
  3. Honeywell RLV3100A
  4. Honeywell TL7235A1003 
  5. Honeywell T410A1013

The key difference between a programmable thermostat and a non-programmable variant is its way of operation. You can not set schedules and programs in a non-programmable thermostat. Instead, you’d need to set temperatures manually based on the climate conditions every time. I know many families who still prefer “non-programmable” models, as they all like to set their comfort levels manually. The other reason might be budget, as non-programmable thermostats cost less in comparison.

1. Honeywell Manual Thermostat

The Honeywell Manual Electric Baseboard Thermostat is very easy to install and works on all 4-wire (double-pole) electric heat applications, that is, baseboard or line volt and enables simple and hassle-free operation. The device has a simple dial-type mechanical control. Besides, it is UL and CSA listed for safety.

This baseboard heater thermostat is a standard model and can be used for baseboards and convectors of 120 to 240 V.  It is a non-programmable thermostat that is easy to use. There is a bi-metal temperature sensor provided. The gadget is compatible with baseboards and convectors. It can control up to about 5280 Watts. It features a positive off option. Moreover, the device is completely Mercury-free.

Pros

  • This Honeywell model is easy to use and easy to install.
  • It comes in a very affordable price of $15.99.

Cons

  • It is said that the device is not very accurate at low temperature setting.

2. Honeywell RLV3120A1005/H Digital Non-Programmable Thermostat for Electric Baseboard Heating

Honeywell RLV3120A1005H
Honeywell RLV3120A1005H

This digital non-programmable thermostat meant for electric baseboard heating from Honeywell is easy to install as well as use so as to gain control over your home temperature. The TRIAC switching allows accurate temperature control of +/- 0.5 degrees Fahrenheit. The device operates quietly without any kind of irritating clicking noise. This Honeywell model is compatible with electric baseboards of 120-240 volt, convectors, and radiant ceilings. The thermostat sports an LCD display and an on-screen heating command indicator.

You would like the way this thermostat adjusts power usage by not passing over the full power to the heater. Besides, it has five vertical bars that indicate the following: 5 – 100%; 4 – 80%; 3 – 60%; 2 – 40%; 1 – 20% and 0 – Off. Also, the gadget is very energy efficient. The price of the device is very reasonable at $29.39.

The only drawback is that the wiring is small gauge/diameter and so has restrictions on how many watts/baseboard heaters it can control.

3. Honeywell RLV3100A Non-Programmable Thermostat

Honeywell RLV3100A is a non-programmable in-line Voltage control Baseboard Thermostat. This model is pretty easy to install and use. Comes equipped with a backlit screen so that the user can easily see the temperature readings even in dark lights.Precise temperature control in Fahrenheit and Celsius by TRIAC silent switch. This model is compatible with 240V heat, convectors, 2-wired radiant ceilings and perhaps doesn’t support heaters that are fan-forced. This Electronic Thermostat has a high capacity of almost 3000W at 240V AC Voltage.

The great simplicity of this Honeywell model, when combined with its Electrical features, makes a perfect choice to save your Electricity bills and the money that would otherwise be spent on paying high Electricity bills. The size of this RLV3100A is W X D X H 4.8 x 1.2 x 5 inches. This Compact design can easily fit anywhere in any of your rooms. This Honeywell model comes with a limited warranty of 1 year. You can easily verify the settings of this unit with your home heating and cooling system and then install the unit without any hassle.
Pros

  • Easy Installation procedure doesn’t require any Installation Manual study
  • Attractive design easily catches the customer’s eye at the first glance.
  • Reduces Electricity bill to a considerable amount.
  • Simple to use device has no complicated operating procedures.
  • Has been certified as an Energy saving Thermostat.
  • No batteries required for its operations so the model is maintenance-free.

Cons

  • Backlight feature execution once in a while and not all the time.
  • Limited temperature swings of 3 degrees.
  • Not compatible with heaters working with fan
  • Only two wires are provided for the connection which makes it difficult for the user to understand which wire should be connected with the other equipment.

4. Honeywell TL7235A1003 Line Volt Pro Non-Programmable Digital Thermostat with Electronic Temperature Control, 240-Volt

Honeywell TL7235A1003 is a Line Voltage control non-programmable Thermostat unit with digital support. This system controls resistive loads at 208/240 V AC Voltage. Used for controlling products like radiant ceiling heat, convectors, radiant floor heat, and fan-forced heaters. Some of the usage instructions are provided in the Instruction Manual and if any person follows our Instruction, then believe us approximately 10% on an annual heating cost can be saved on the electricity bills. However, the saving percentage may differ from region to region and the amount of usage of this unit. It has been seen that a Digital Non-programmable unit at a temperature precision of 1 ºF can save approx.10% on your heating bills. Its large and clear display screen with backlit is easy to read the temperature reading even in dark or no light condition.

Soundproof and quiet operation reduces unwanted noise which irritated most of the consumers while using conventional thermostats. This model comes with an On/Off switch that allows the user to turn on/off the thermostat settings when according to the season like the settings can be turned off at the end of the summer season. This feature is unique to this model. The heating Indicator clearly indicates whether the heat is on or not. The unit doesn’t not require any battery and so no Maintenance is required.
The size of this unit is not so big H X W X D 4-7/8in x 2-3/4in x 7/8 in. The premier white color gives your home a rich and elegant look.

Pros

  • Easy to install. You don’t need to buy any extra item for installation.
  • Precise and modern-designed keeping latest trends in view.
  • ON/OFF switch provided to turn on/off the unit in the case of off season.
  • Reduces your electricity bill
  • The unit comes with a limited warranty of 5 years so buy this unit once and relax for at least 5 years.

Cons

  • Heat level indicator and the duty cycle are sometimes weird to understand.
  • When the temperature is set and no heating icon is available then many times, baseboard till pumps out the heat.

5. Honeywell T410A1013 Thermostat

Honeywell T410A1013 is the Economy model of the Honeywell Baseboard thermostats series and provides the smooth line-voltage control of the Electrical heating equipment. When the temperature falls, Snap-action switch SPST creates a heating circuit. This model has virtually replaced the .T410A two-wire and T410B four-wire wall-mounted thermostats models. It is perhaps easy to install and comes with flexible 6-inches long Leads with different color codes for proper electrical connections to aluminum wires that are CO/ALR approved. This Honeywell model is robust in construction and plastic base for mounting. Its single-piece covers with vents do not allow it to overheat. This T410A1013 model is considered best for new appliances used in the construction field.

This model can be used in resistive-rated electrical equipment like convectors etc and you can easily mount it in the vertical direction. Its white color is awesome and gives you home a classy home. The Size of the unit is compact 4 1/2inch x 2 3/4inch x 2 ¼ inch or 115mm x 70mm x57 mm. Compatible with Voltage ranges 120 / 208 / 240 / 277 VAC

Pros

  • This model is a true value for money product.
  • Installation is quite easy.
  • You don’t need to go through Instruction manual to understand how this easy model operates.
  • This model has been approved under Canadian Standards Association File No. LR1322

Cons

  • This model is only SPST and does not support DPST.

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Which thermostat makes the best choice?

If you are looking for the best baseboard heater thermostat with comprehensive features, HONEYWELL TL8230A1003 Thermostat Electric Heat Digital 7 day programmable Thermostat should be the best pick. On the other hand, if you need limited features with efficient energy-saving capabilities as well as a budget-friendly option, Honeywell Manual Electric Baseboard Thermostat is the ideal choice. If you are keen on programmable baseboard heater thermostats, you can choose between Honeywell RLV4305A1000/E 5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat and HONEYWELL TL8230A1003 Thermostat Electric Heat Digital 7 day programmable Thermostat; however, the former one is a comparatively cheaper option. And not to forget, you get what you pay for. So, ultimately, the HONEYWELL TL8230A1003 model is a clear winner.

Note: If you are interested in other digital thermostat models, read our article on the Best Digital Thermostat Reviews.

FAQ – Frequent Questions

#1 Which one is good – a mechanical or electronic thermostat for baseboard heaters  ?

Mechanical or Electronic – A mechanical thermostat operates with two bonded metals that bend as temperature changes. The switch will turn ON/OFF as the bonded metal bends towards it. Mechanical thermostats lack efficiency and they waste a lot of energy compared to electronic models. The only advantage of a mechanical thermostat is its low price. Electronic thermostats come with high-precision temperature sensors and fast switching. They sense room temperature and turn ON/OFF the system accordingly. Electronic models are highly efficient and they save energy. The higher price you pay for an electronic model can be regained within a few months of installation.

#2 Which one of the two – a Programmable or Non-Programmable thermostat?

Programmable or Non-Programmable – The primary difference between the two is that a programmable model can be programmed for 7 days in different combinations like 5-2, 2-2-1, 7, etc. Programmable thermostats adjust themselves according to the program. For example, some models have “vacation mode” and if this mode is set, the thermostat will adjust itself and save a lot of energy bills (in vacation mode they work only minimal time preventing freeze). Nonprogrammable models come at a lesser price but they don’t have programming capabilities.

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  1. Scott Parker says:
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    Please keep me posted on the baseboard type thermostats
  2. Benn says:

    Matthew, What about the King Electric WiFi Thermostats. The have a Hoot model class and a Atmoz model that also has bluetooth availability. The King models have a battery backup the save the setting in a power outage, while it looks as if the MySa does not,( based on reviews that state it will not reconnect to wifi after powerlos.
    – Benn

    • Mathew Kevin says:

      King is also a good choice! MySa is a recent launch and from a new company! I believe they will keep updated with time.

  3. Sergii says:
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    What is the max load for Honeywell TL8230A1003 ( how many watts)? Thank you
  4. Martin says:
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    I’m looking for a smart thermostat that I can control from my phone that can handle 18A@208V. Everything appears to only be able to handle 16A, what gives?
  5. Fred Faller says:
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    When it is very cold and I put up the thermostst to 21 degrees C. the temp of the thermostat only stays at 17 degrees and the room does not heat up to the registered temperature. What can be stopping the baseboards from heating to 21 degrees. The baseboards are fairly new and are Stelpro and the thermostst is Aube.
  6. Stelpro Thermostat - Review of Stelpro Z Wave Thermostat says:
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    […] thermostat works with 120V (upto 2000W) and 240V (upto 4000W) baseboard and convector heaters. It cannot be used for heating systems with fans, like a fan-forced heater. The temperature […]

  7. Programmable Thermostats - Find the Best Programmable Thermostat says:
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    […] furnace or a boiler or heat pump based systems. Around 10% homes runs on line voltage systems like baseboard heaters or convection heaters which uses direct electricity to heat your homes. The very first thing to […]

  8. Deskject says:
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    Can I use a digital thermostat to connect a standard base board heater that is also connected to a small fan heater
  9. Alan says:
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    Hi. I’m just wondering if there’s a simple, WiFi enabled, whole house solution for electric baseboard heat? My entire house is heated with electric baseboard and I have MANY thermostats throughout the home. I would like to be able to schedule and control my entire house from a smartphone, maybe even ideally set up zones. All I’m seeing is individual WiFi enabled thermostats that are usually well over $100 each. To convert my whole house would cost well over $1000 and I’m not even sure if I’d then be able to link them together to control the whole house (or zones) at once. From a technical standpoint, it doesn’t seem like it would be very complicated to produce such a product. Am I missing something? Thanks!
  10. Diane says:
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    Because I want to control through iPhone I purchased mysa. Unfortunately both my existing thermostat gang boxes are two wires only so mysa won’t work. Do you know of any that will.
  11. I have a Honeywell programmable, essentially the Honeywell TL8230A1003 shown above, for my baseboards. When it’s really cold and sending a lot of juice through to the heaters, the thermostat itself warms up and shuts itself off while the room itself is still cold! Seems like a design flaw; I wonder if some of the units with the control portion hanging off the side address this?

    • Mathew Kevin says:

      @Christopher – This may be a problem with unit, maybe a defect that has appeared while being in operation for some time. Try replacing this with a new unit. If you prefer a WiFi enabled model, Mysa is a good choice.

  12. Tari Carnahan says:

    I have one thermostat that controls two baseboard heaters in different rooms, which means that one room is toasty warm (a room that is not used much) and the other room is still cold. Is there a thermostat which would control both heating units separately or is my best bet to use the wall thermostat for the mail room and to put another thermostat directly on the baseboard heater in the other room?

    • Mathew Kevin says:

      I assume that your two baseboard heaters are already wired together in the gang box. In such a case, you can use a single thermostat to control the two baseboard heaters. But the catch here is, the “combined wattage” of the two heaters should not exceed the max wattage rating of your thermostat. For example, if you’re buying the Mysa smart thermostat for baseboard heaters (which has power rating 3800 watts), your two heaters combined wattage should be less than 3800 watts. If this criteria can’t be satisfied with any thermostat model, you’d be better off with two thermostats, each for one heater.

  13. Dnldduck says:

    Is there a lockable programmable thermostat for base board heating?

  14. Bridget says:

    Mathew:

    You mentioned in your article that newer models are now low voltage vs. the older electric baseboard heaters that were line voltage of 120 or 240. Can you convert from old 120V to the newer low voltages models? I am assuming the newer ones are much more energy efficient and thus result in a cost savings. We are dealing with models from the 1970s in a cabin that we inherited and running electric baseboard heat in a MN winter is brutal.

    Thanks

    • Randy says:
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      Is there a thermostat you can limit how high the heat can be set at? My daughter likes to jack it up to 75 and I want to be able to set it so it cant go above 68. Thanks.
    • Mathew Kevin says:

      Hi Bridget, You can not use a ‘low voltage thermostat’ with a 120/240 volt line volt system like baseboard heaters. The best option you’ve is to use a new model smart thermostat like MySa for baseboard heaters. You can read the review here – https://thermostatguide.com/mysa-thermostat-review/

  15. Nathan Elberg says:

    two of my baseboard heaters are controlled by knobs on the units themselves, rather than thermostats. I would like to control them with wireless thermostats, rather than have to fish wires through walls. Any recommendations? Thanks.

    • Mathew Kevin says:

      @Nathan, A wireless thermostat doesn’t actually mean “no wiring” between thermostat and your baseboard heater. A ‘wireless thermostat’ technically means that you can control this thermostat ‘wireless’ using a remote or a mobile app. Keeping this in mind, “MySa” would be a great choice.

  16. Bobbie says:
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    Was disappointed the only thermostats you recommended were the Honeywell brand. I installed the programmable units for electric baseboard heating only to find the units had no venting and the heat buildup within the wall/unit caused improper heating and safety concerns about heat buildup within the thermostat. Honeywell support’s only advice was to “let the thermostats adjust for two weeks.” After two weeks with no improvement and concerns about safety, the electrician replaced all with mechanical units. I am still searching for electronic replacements, non-programmable ok. Any suggestions other than Honeywell?
  17. James Brenner says:
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    Our Church uses a bank of up to 7 electric baseboard heaters, each heater has its own circuit breaker. The breaker is box is fed thru a 100A circuit breaker and the power is controlled via thermostats turning on a GE 100+ amp rated contactor between each box. we have 2 of these systems in the sanctuary. I presently have them each controlled by a Honeywell LineVolt Pro 800, a programmable 7 day thermostat. We find we don’t have the finer control that we have over other parts of the building where I have installed wifi thermostats controlling various LP gas heating system systems. I am going to replace those 220v thermostats with 24v wifi thermostats and use 24vac coil replays (Allen-Bradley #HA32A24) to turn on the main 100+amp contactor Using this thermostat will add to my existing 6 thermostats already on my Honeywell app account and can be changed, modified from any smartphone, computer, tablet, etc.
  18. Brian Ziskal says:
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    I have an Aube PB112-240s 4000W@240VAC thermostat that looks exactly like the Honewell TL7235A1003. It was manufactured in 2008 and installed in 2009 and until tonight has worked flawlessly. I have checked the breakers and they are fine. The LED screen looks good, but it is not activating either of the baseboard heaters. Do I need a new unit or is there something else going on?
  19. Dan Haug says:
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    I have an old TPI (8′) baseboard 2 pole? 240w heater. Not coming on. I suspect it is the thermostat. Do I have to use a TPI theremostat, or can I use a different brand? And just out of curiosity, if I have a single pole thermostat, can I replace it with a double pole?
  20. Jesse Lee says:
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    Great article! Looking to replace a single pole, analogue thermostat for a programmable one for my electric baseboards. There is no third white wire in the thermostat box, so my understanding is that the thermostat needs to be battery powered but I’m having a hard time finding one. Any recommendations? Thanks!
  21. Kenneth johnson says:

    Great writing! I have a question and I hope you can assist me. I currently have an old Federal Pacific thermostat and want to replace it. What thermostat would be the best fit for :
    FAHRENHEIT Model #F2546NWC 240/208 V Amps 6.3/5.6 WATTS 1500/1150 .
    I would like something I can control with my iphone if its possible.

    Thank you in advance!

    • Mathew Kevin says:

      @Kenneth – You can replace an old Federal Pacific thermostat with any double pole line voltage thermostat models.You can choose any of the model listed in this article (which are baseboard heater thermostats) or you can see more options in our article for line voltage thermostats. If you need control with iPhone, choose MySa thermostat (the best smart thermostat for baseboard heaters or radiant heaters). You can also choose any WiFi enabled thermostat (for iphone control) designed for line volt systems.

  22. tom says:

    I am looking for a thermostat to control a baseboard heater which is located in an unaccessable crawl space. I require a sensor to be located in the space and a thermostat to be outside the space

    • Mathew Kevin says:

      Hi Tom, Unfortunately there are no baseboard heater thermostats which support additional sensor interfacing. What you can do is, install the thermostat in the nearest possible spot/area where you want temperature to be regulated. You don’t need to place the thermostat exactly near the heater. In most cases, temperature is going to be uniform throughout the home.