Hello, I have read through this and a few other threads on the topic and have learned quite a bit, but still have a couple questions:
I live in Arizona and the fall/winter months have temps in the 80s or 70s during the day and down to the 60s (sometimes 50s) at night. Basically, with some minor assistance from the A/C unit during the day, the temp in our house stays at a comfortable 75-78 degrees. The issue I have is that the unit seems to cycle excessively during non-warm hours (evenings/nights/mornings), when the temperature is already sitting comfortably in the range we have set. Our house is not big and with new air being blown into the spaces, they almost act to cool the room and are definitely uncomfortable if you happen to be near one of the registers. I looked at the T-stat manual and our T-stat and found that our CPH was set at 6. I reduced this to the "d" setting which in the manual tells me is "cycles per hour limit defeated." Can anyone help me understand what this setting really means? Since I made this change, I haven't noticed it cycling as much, but I'm not sure I know for sure what I have really done to the system.
As I mentioned, I am just looking to reduce the frequency and duration of the air cycles, especially when the temperature is within range. (Also, not sure if it is related, but the deadband setting is currently at 2 degrees).
Any further education on this topic would be much appreciated.