In Menards yesterday I saw a Honeywell RTH7500D thermostat that looks as
though it might meet our needs. I wanted to compare its specs. with
other modes, but I can't find it on the Honeywell Web site.
Does anybody have any information on this?
This is a 7-day thermostat. They also had the RTH7400D, a 5+1+1 model,
but this doesn't show up on the Web site either.
I see some for sale on eBay. This wouldn't this be a superseded model,
would it? Menards has only just started carrying them.
First, Honeywell manufactures stats just for Lowe's and other big box
Second, save some time and aggravation and call a competent HVAC company to
install a stat of your choice.
This way you will have a stat that is wired properly the first time. This
saves you money. Cause the likely thing to happen is for you to wire the
stat wrong and burn up controls in the furnace and cost you money to have
them fix that problem, then install the stat anyway.
Then they can set up the stat, to work with your particular equipment. This
will insure you are getting the most efficiency that you can out of the
system you have.
You will also get a warranty with the new stat if by chance anything goes
wrong with in the warranty period. (range 1-5 years)
As they are there, have them service the system to make sure it is running
safe and efficiently.
(for maximum savings, and most important...you can rest assured you are safe
in your little castle)
Have a good day!
The last HVAC guy I asked (while he was installing our neighbor's A/C)
about getting our system checked out (may not have been done since being
installed/upgraded by previous owner about three years ago) said, "If
it's working OK, leave it alone."
On 01/22/05 03:08 pm ~KJPRO~ tossed the following ingredients into the
ever-growing pot of cybersoup:
On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 17:21:39 -0500, "Percival P. Cassidy"
Translation: "last hvac guy" installing neighbors unit.
"hvac guy" : "Perce, cant you see I working here for a paying
customer? Ive got to finish this install and then go on to the next
one. I dont have time to answer all your questions or do any free work
for you while Im doing work for a paying customer. If you havent had
your unit serviced in over 3 years, I know you either dont care about
your equipment or you are too cheap to pay for the service".
Yeah Yeah, I know. Oh Bubba, you're so mean.
Mean? Maybe. Correct? YES
Now, while you can, go find a good service company and sign up with
them for a service agreement. Its cheap insurance.
I'm a service guy and don't have any business skills and few social skills
and I'm not interested in making you a good customer.
If he was really interested he'd give you a card and ask you to call for an
appointment. Or he'd stop over when done to make that appointment. He did
not want your business. Maybe he had all he could handle, maybe he was just
Dont be such a din-wit, Edwhiney. The guy was most likely a working
stiff humping for a paycheck. Prob didnt give a shit. When the
paycheck runs out, so does he. Off to the next place. If he was a
salesman, he wouldnt be installing. Dont be so freakin stupid.
I wasn't asking him to work for free. My question was not: "How about
looking at our system for free while you're here?" It was: "It's
probably been two or three years since our system was checked out. Do
you think we should get it done?"
On 01/22/05 06:34 pm Bubba tossed the following ingredients into the
ever-growing pot of cybersoup:
Ever talked to ro seen laborors that only care about getting their work
completed so they can go home?
Maybe you just talked to one that day?
Maybe the boss of the company would care more about service than this one
On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 20:15:14 -0500, "Percival P. Cassidy"
and you found out exactly what that guy thought/or cared? Find another
guy in that company or find another company. Either way, its a smart
idea to have your equipment serviced yearly, just like most other
mechanical things that seem to break at the most inopertune times.
Now.......go get it done.
Your advice may be correct for some people, but most of us have the
competence to unhook two wires and put them in the right place on the new
model. Yes, I do know how to read the instructions. My VCR does not flash
Same thing if you have more wires. You follow the instructions. Tens of
thousands of thermostats, many with multiple wires, are successfully changed
each year by plain old homeowners. I'm sure a few do screw up, but to make
a blanket statement that everyone should call a pro is plain silly.
I gave him 'my advice' your's may differ. So be it, but my advice comes from
a true professional that is in this trade.
I also see a lot of damage do to H-Owners that tried it themselves! Some are
very dangerous situations!
I also have no idea of the type of system he has and where he is located to
give him further recommendations.
Re Thermostats-Choose a manufacturer that supplies online schematics et
to save later heartache. I just purchased the Honeywill 7500 ($100) fo
the used heat pump I just installed. Unforturneately, the owners guid
omits pages 21 to 45, apparently the "configure installer setup".
After a call to Honewell 800-no one available no 24hr per message
(Saturday) and reviewing their web site, no info available fo
specific wiring questions. I forgot that I had another Honeywell o
the shelf and had previously tried to locate online info for wirin
with no success. I will not purchase another Honewell until custome
support will release enough info for the do it yourself group t
fullfill their ambitions.
Note: I am installing a new system (used) and therefore am not able t
label the wires removed from the old thermostat which generally make
life easier if doing like for like! Be aware that you must read th
thermostat package labels to determine the ultimate use-may work for
furnace, strips etc but not a heat pump or even differentiate a singl
state and two stage heat pump. Often reading the wiring schemati
inside the door of the heating unit(with power off) one can determin
the correct wiring in combo with the thermostat owners guide. Th
learning curve is considerable but I find the reward to be significan
knowing that with a little (or a lot) of effort we can accomplis
anything! Note: try www.askmehelpdesk.com.
Good luck and thanks to those with the knowledge they share to hel
others to be successfull in their endeavors!
Edwin Pawlowski Wrote:
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