Last November I bought a house that is heated with oil with baseboard throughout the house. Since that time, I've attempted to find a programmable thermostat that can keep my entire house warm. I purchased a raised ranch with cathedral ceilings and the bedrooms at the opposite end of the house. The thermostat in the house was the old style Honeywell with the mercury tube. It actually works pretty well; however, my wife and I wanted the convenience of a warm house in the morning.
I've purchase two programmable thermostats, a mid priced Hoenywell from HD and a mid priced Hunters from Lowes. Each has had the same problem. They only allow half the house to warm up. The bedrooms have always been 2 degrees cooler than the larger part of the house (I suspect that it's due to the catherdral ceiings). Because of this, the thermostats shut off before the heat hits the bedrooms. Both thermostats indicated that they allow for one to two adjustments but they don't work. The old Honeywell is the only thing that keeps the house somewhat warm since it goes a degree or two above the setting.
My heating company hasn't really helped and I don't believe it's the installation as I've installed at least 6 without a problem.
I'm looking for any suggestions. I've seen some recommendations on the Vision Pro; however, I hate to install a new thermostat just to have the same problem. Is it truly adjustable? My dad says I should move the thermostat, which is in the middle of the house, closer to the bedrooms or even in one of the bedrooms. I'm not sure that this is worth the trouble. My current system is oil with baseboard throughout the house.
Also, what opinion is there concerning ceiling fans in the bedrooms to draw the heat from the larger portion on the house.
Thanks for your help.