Are you sure about that? I thought I read that the Escapes needed a low voltage thermostat, or are all home thermostats low voltage?
The majority of thermostats are low voltage. They are often not clearly labelled so, but fortunately almost all line voltage thermostats are labelled clearly, and are often called baseboard thermostats, but work with any resistance heaters, like 120V wall or toekick heaters too.
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