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    Favorite Tstat

    On another thread, I am seeing posts about what happens to CERTAIN Tstats.
    I'm sure some are far worse than others, but I would like to see:
    1. who uses what
    2. on what type of system, and
    3. what is your favorite.

    for me:
    1. I like White Rogers 1F78-144 or better yet 1F86-344
    reasons, easy to read, easy to install, inexpensive
    2. Most of what I encounter is straight 1 stage heat and 1 stage cool, in a basement, split AC.
    3. I prefer White Rodgers, but use Honeywell sometimes

    I avoid and discourage customers from using LUX, I have had 4-5 that will not work or will not program (Right out of the box) customer purchased.
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    I like to keep it simple and affordable so nothing programmable unless its requested ( maybe one a yr. )
    Honeywell 5000 large screen model. TH511D1022.
    or
    PRO 1 IAQ model T701. this one from Johnstone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cehs View Post
    On another thread, I am seeing posts about what happens to CERTAIN Tstats.
    I'm sure some are far worse than others, but I would like to see:
    1. who uses what
    2. on what type of system, and
    3. what is your favorite.

    for me:
    1. I like White Rogers 1F78-144 or better yet 1F86-344
    reasons, easy to read, easy to install, inexpensive
    2. Most of what I encounter is straight 1 stage heat and 1 stage cool, in a basement, split AC.
    3. I prefer White Rodgers, but use Honeywell sometimes

    I avoid and discourage customers from using LUX, I have had 4-5 that will not work or will not program (Right out of the box) customer purchased.
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    I use mostly the 1F86-344. I see a lot of the Braeburn Tstats.

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    I like to use the honeywell pro3000 or pro 4000 t stats. Very easy to install and operate. I run into slot of bad white Rodgers 70 series. Most of them get a frozen screen

    Would like to see how the new nest Brand thermostat is

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    I put a White Rodgers IF95-1291. Cheaper than a Honeywell VisionPro IAQ. Does a few things better and few things not as well. I like the big easy to read screen.

    Actually if they switched the operation to adjustable cycles per hour, and made the outdoor thermostat adjust indoor humidification levels, I'd like it better.

    I like that you have 1% increments for the humidity setpoint. I don't like that it cycles humidity control by simply going +/= 2% rather than using PID logic.

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    It is more of the customer's preference.

    For instance the Lennox comfort sense 7000 is great. But it will drive MOST "baby boomers" crazy. Or it will drive most of the front desks person crazy too.

    But if the customer is on the technology edge - Then Lennox comfort sense 7000 or Icomfort.

    But I prefer Honeywell, which has 5 years warranty - commercial of residential.

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    We like the Honeywell 5000 and 6000 series, large display as well. Fairly simple to operate and not as costly as the 8000. Pretty reliable and easy sell with a 5-yr. warranty. They look better with the wall plate behind it!

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    I like to use venstar 2800 and 2900.

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    Lennox comfort sense 5000 or Icomfort on most new installs and T87 for most seniors.
    Pro 3000 for rental and collage units.

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    not a fan of pro select thermostats either. my company bought a couple boxs of them cause they are cheap. well, you get what you pay for.

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    I like the Honeywell PRO series stats because they have the option to be powered by the furnace if you have extra conductors.

    for most new installs I use the VisionPRO IAQ since most of my installs are 2 stage and its quicker than pulling new stat wire for a regular 2 stage stat.

    I like the white rodgers 70 series because they're cheap and reliable.
    Don't like their BLUE series because I can't see the screen when the back light is on.

    for commericial I like the PRO1 basic stat with 2H/2C. simple mechanical heat/cool switches and it indicates if system is in 1st or 2nd stage (honeywell does not)

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    Honeywell

    No better thermstat on the market than the Honeywell 5000 6000 and 8000. simple to operate and easy to read and accurate

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