Will a HeatPump thermostat (goodman TSTATG2152-2) work as well as a regular thermostat when used with a (2-stage) Gas furnace?
I know it will at least fire up provided I hook it up properly, but will the furnace operate correctly?
Mainly worried about the timing, like how long before first stage, how long before second stage kicks in, and how long it lets those stages run for, etc.

I will wire it with the W (aux heat) of thermostat on W2 in the furnace, and the B (heat valve) connected to W1.

The reason I am asking is because I received the thermostat free with the furnace and a/c order.