In the winter the temp is more constant, in the summer one day it may be 72
degs, the next 92, so you would be programing the stat every other day
unless you want to maintain a constant 75 degress in the summer.If the high
for the day is 98, and the stat is set at 75 the A/C will most likely run
and never shut off not to mention never maintain 75.
I keep the stat usually 7-10 degress cooler than it is outside in the
summer, unless the high for the day is somewhere in the mid 70's I turn off
Actually the Hunter uses battery power for the clock and relays. They
do this to avoid the need for a C or common wire back to the
transformer as mechanical thermostats don't need one and many homes
don't have an extra wire to use.
This is Turtle.
On the batterys. Everyready and other last about 12 to 14 months. The New
Duracell's i have seen will go as much as 2 years under normal use. I know this
sounds like a Duracell salesmanship ad but this is what I've seen.
As you said No Mechanical thermostat will work as good as a digital type for
they all have a program in them that will estimate the run time [ it thinks and
runs longer at times to keep a even temp. in your home ] and will adjust the run
times to keep the house at the right temperature. The Round Honeywell does not
think and just does what you tell it.
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