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05-23-2007, 07:09 PM
I recently had an American Standard ac system installed. Have a Hunter programable thermostat. When the temp is set, e.g., at 76 degrees, the system will not shut down until the temp is 75 degrees. Is there a problem with the thermostat?
05-23-2007, 07:20 PM
Probably some sort of setback stat if you have the instructions you can probably set it were it turns off at the correct set temp.
05-23-2007, 07:45 PM
Its a hunter.
It may be set for a 2 degree differencial.
05-23-2007, 08:00 PM
i recommend scrapping that hunter t-stat. Get yourself a honeywell 8000. Im sure it will do whatever u want.
05-23-2007, 09:31 PM
Thanks to all
05-23-2007, 09:44 PM
Honeywell Pro 8000 is a bad a$$ stat.:D
05-24-2007, 03:24 PM
Ditch the Hunter stat... search through the message board here and you'll find plenty of horror stories about them. Unreliable, imprecise, and when they fail, they tend to fail in the ON position...so if you're heating, expect the house to get REALLY hot, likewise, for cooling expect a very cold house or a freeze-up of the evaporator coil followed by possible compressor damage.
Add one more vote for a VisionPro 8000 stat.
I had a Hunter stat once, and when it failed it tried to make the AC cycle multiple times per *minute*. Surprisingly my AC was not destroyed by this failure mode, I heard some others were and lawsuits were lost.
Something from Honeywell is like the Toyota of thermostats, built to high standards and widely admired for how well it works.
Regards -- Pstu
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