Hi - I need some help, if someone out there can point me in the right direction.
I have an Amana forced air gas furnace and a Rheem A/C unit. All was working fine, but we were redecorating and wanted to update the look of our old Mastercraft (a Canadian Tire brand) thermostat.
I went out and got one of these spiffy looking Noma 52-2558-8 units and after countless hours checking wiring, scratching my head, returning units, I finally checked on the web and can confirm (IMHO) that these units are poor quality and not worth the effort to mess around with. I got nothing but erratic operation out of two units. I am definitely not a pro, but my old one works fine still when I re-installed it.
Now, I want to replace my unit with a **GOOD** one. I read the web and the point was well taken that most people have large amounts tied up in a home and posessions - why risk it on a $30 piece of junk?
The problem I have is I do not know what specific unit to look for.
The consensus so far seems to be Honeywell as a brand, but I am open to any and all opinions/recommendations - I just want the damned thing to work as it should and reliably!
I think I need (as a minimum based on my experience as a dumb end user):
Heat and A/C controls programmable 5+1+1/ 4 settings per day independent fan on/off swing cycle setting over ride digital display (wowee) fahrenheit/celsius select hi/lo temp protection battery backup
I am in Canada, so I need a model number for this region, maybe a source as well if any one knows.
Thanks in advance! And......Happy New Year!