We hate this Honeywell T-stat: When it comes on in the morning, the temperature at the t-stat rises much more quickly than the room temperature. Because the thermostat is usually 4 degrees ahead of the room temperature it shuts the furnace off too quickly. The actual room temp may be 70 but the t-stat reads 74. Since the t-stat was set to shut off at 74, the furnace stops, although the room temp is only 70. It then keeps cycling on/off and high/low until it reaches 74 degrees 2 hours later.
Honeywell has a good reputation. But, when I called them, the tech said that it is normal for their t-stats to vary as much as 5 degrees from the actual room temperature. He said this is normal for all Honeywell digital t-stats. I told him this was ridiculous. The thermostat should show the correct temp and it should not take 3 hours to bring my heat from 65 to 74. He said that Honeywell digital t-stats do not have a heat anticipator.
Anyway, I was wondering if I can use my old single-stage thermostat with this 2-stage furnace. I read somewhere that 2-stage furnaces have their own circuit board and switch automatically from high to low heat, with or without a 2-stage thermostat.
If this is correct, I could just pop in my old single-stage thermostat, which worked fine with the old furnace. Why would anyone pay more for a two stage thermostat for a 2-stage furnace, if the furnace will work fine with a single stage t-stat?
Any input sincerely appreciated
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