On Monday, September 26, 2016 at 12:57:37 PM UTC-4, GARYWC wrote:
Set it to heat when you want the heat to work. Set it to cool
when you want the AC to work. Some thermostats have an auto mode
where it will switch between the two by itself, but I've never
had the need for it personally. Set the fan on if you want the
fan to turn on and run by itself, without heat or AC.
I probably don't have the same thing as you do, but...
I think you are correct.
When it is hot outside you manually set it to the COOL position and it
automatically uses the settings as below for the cool settings.
When it is cold outside you manually set it to the HEAT position and it
automatically uses the settings as below for the heat settings.
If it's anything like mine:
HEAT uses the heating settings that you program in
COOL uses the cooling settings that you program in
OFF is just using the off setting where it is off
On mine, an abbreviated set of instructions are pasted on the inside of
the front cover (escutcheon) and you can choose what time of day
(morning, daytime, evening, night) and what temperature range you
desire for those times as well as what exact time (in increments of
some size I forget) you want M,D,E N to mean.
We write down the settings in a notebook because the battery runs down
and the setting go wonky. It's easier to load them back in if you have
them written down. I use the plus or minus two setting for wider
sensitivity so that the furnace doesn't have to fire up and shut down
as often as it would at the narrower setting.
I'm guessing that you don't have the booklet called "Owners Manual". It
might be available online somewhere if you use Google and the model
number you may find one.
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