If the remote sensor is in a room that is colder, won't it bake the whole house trying to heat that room?

ecobee3 Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat

ecobee3 Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat

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  • It depends on how you've got it configured. In the default settings, it will average the temps across the thermostat and the remote sensors, which will still make some variance but will likely not be as dramatic as you describe. This isn't a dampening system or multi-zone HVAC, it simply ensures that temps are comfortable enough in all locations you place a sensor. You can set it up so that it only considers one remote sensor and ignores everything else (including the thermostat temp itself), and then you could indeed have the scenario you describe. Also worth mentioning that the remote sensors can detect if you are in the room, and only leverage the sensor for temp consideration when the room is occupied.