I live in Florida (Manatee County) and I just had the following Rheem System installed today:
Condenser Model RPRL060JEC
Air Handler Model RHPLHM6024JC
From what I can tell, this equipment is "communicating capable."
From what I've read here it sounds like I'd need to have something like a Rheem Series 500 Thermostat to make the "communicating" functionality work.
Prior to the installation, I spoke with the installer about it. He is familiar with the 500 Series Thermostat, and was willing to install one. But I didn't get the sense that he recommended it.
The currently installed thermostat is a Pro1IAQ T925 Thermostat (Up to 3 Heat, 2 Cool, 7 day or 5/1/1 Programmable). I haven't got to go through the system with the installer yet, but it sounds like the air handler is running at 2 different speeds (which seems like a good thing).
Anyway, before the installer comes back and we finish things up, I'd like to get some opinions from the members on this forum whether the 500 series thermostat would be of benefit for this system.
Thanks in advance!