Anyway, the brochure states that the furnace is supposed to provide a "near continuous flow of warmth in low capacity operation for a steadier, more consistent indoor temp. Longer gentler heating cycles combined with lower fan speeds help keep your utility costs low."
So we were expecting fewer temp swings, with lower heat coming on for longer periods. And we do run the fan constantly.
So far, this new furnace has operated exactly like our 20 yr old furnace: heat coming on full blast, then cycling off for half hour or so, before it kicks in again and does the same thing. And our installer said that after so many minutes of the furnace kicking out heat, it'll go from low heat to high heat. But I don't feel any noticable change in the temp of the heated air after the furnace has been running for a long time.
It has been cold outside since we had the furnace put in, with the outside temp being -10 to +20 outside, so is that why we are feeling high heat cycling on and off all the time rather than the more prolonged low heat? Even so, the heat will cycle off for 30 minutes between cycles. Then I just feel the fan pushing air out of the vents that seems to be room temp. Will the "nearly continuous" low heat feature be more noticable when it warms up outside?
Anyway, how is the continuous fan and two stage heat settings supposed to work if you don't have the special Carrier Infinity Thermostat? Will it work OK without the big-buck thermostat, or is the only way to get that near continuous flow of low heat to get the Carrier thermostat? Or does it sound like it should work fine with a regular thermostat but that our installer doesn't have the furnace's settings correct?
Any advice would be appreciated!!