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Existing wiring question

If I have wiring from a digital thermostat to a baseboard heater and then from that baseboard heater to another baseboard heater can I replace the last baseboard heater with a heat mat ans still let the existing thermostat control the heating for the existing baseboard heater and the heat mat?
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  • Chris (Official Rep) January 25, 2012 23:54
    We do not recommend using the baseboard thermostat to control the floor heating. Both heat sources heat at different rates and provide a different type of heat. Baseboards tend to heat up quickly and have an immediate effect on the air temperature which the thermostat will pick up on and manage accordingly, the floor heat, on the other hand, takes about 30 minutes to reach temperature. If the floor heat requires 30 minutes to achieve it's temperature and the baseboard heats the room within 10 minutes, the end result would be an unheated floor. We recommend the floor heat have a control independent of the baseboard heat.
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