So our thermostat has started to go bad. Before someone asks, the LCD
read out has started showing some funky temps. So it's time for a new
one. Its an older home so nothing fancy. Just something simple and in
the $50-70 price range would be ok. I was wondering if you guys had any
suggestions on a good brand.
I also have a Honeywell. It works ok and was easy to install. Before you
go shopping, know what you need and what you want.
What do you need? Is it gas, oil, electric, et c.? Does it cool? Check
the voltage that controls your heat, most are 24v but not all.
What do you want. My Honeywell will change the temp 4 times per,day
during the work week and twice during the week end. Mine runs on batteries
but some run off of the control board power. I don't have a remote or an
internet connection but some do.
On Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 7:27:57 AM UTC-4, David L. Martel wrote:
try buying the exact same model you already have, to minimize install hassles.
at least see if yours is still produced
I had a thermostat flake out once, and accidently found a identical one that mouted to a plate, unscrew one, tighten 2 screws for new one. no wires to mess with.
I was younger then but kinda disappointed, it was too easy.......
Honeywell Vision Pro 8000 will handle your system and some, can run off
24V AC control power with installed battery as back up. You have 2 stage
heat since W2 is used. Honeywell support people respond well via phone
or email. I have Vision Pro 8000 at my cabin, used to have another at
home but switched to wireless when new system installed for
lack of extra wire.
On Thu, 12 Mar 2015 07:27:52 -0400, David L. Martel wrote:
It's a natural gas furnace and a conventional ac unit and I know its 24v.
I just want something simple. 7 day programmable would be just fine and
running off the 24v connection would be nice with the option for battery
backup. I just want to keep it simple.
On Friday, March 13, 2015 at 8:10:39 PM UTC-4, wg_2002 wrote:
As I recommended previously, I'd go with a Honeywell Vision Pro.
It's 7 day programmable, easy to program LCD screen. If you want
cheaper, hard to change the program, small display, there are plenty of
them at the big box stores.
On Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 10:28:23 PM UTC-4, wg_2002 wrote:
I all depends on what you want. You can get a basic non-programmable
for a lot less than that. Most people today want a programmabe.
I like the Honeywell VisionPro series. Very easy to program, nice
big screen, has adaptive recovery, so after having it set back to save
energy, you set it to resume normal 70F temp at say 6AM and it figures
out when to fire the furnace up to get it to 70F at that time. You
may be able to find one of those on Ebay. If I were buying a new
thermostat today, I'd want one that's internet wifi connected. That way
you can turn up the heat on the way home from trips, etc, but they
are more than your price range.
I was looking at the Honeywell Vision Pro 8000 that Tony suggested but at
$150 its a little out of my price range. I was looking at the Honeywell
RTH7600D though. It's a little over budget but not by much and seems to
get decent reviews. Do you guys think it's a good unit?
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