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    Wireless Thermostat Advise

    For a variety of reasons, I believe relocating my thermostat would help my air conditioner cool my house more evenly. AC is a heat pump (1 Cool/2 Heat). I am not certain on the new location (two options). Neither option is convenient for wiring.I would like to try a wireless thermostat. Prior to calling local dealers to see what they offer, I would like to see what you "pro's" recommend (or more importantly which brands to avoid).

    I don't need internet or smart phone access (will consider if it fits my requirements). I would like to replace my current thermostat with a wired thermostat/receiver and have a remote wireless thermostat so that either could control the AC. In searching the 'net I found the White Rodgers 1F85RF-275 (discontinued) which seemed to do what I want. What other brands have similar capabilities ?

    Thanks for any advise.

    Dave

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    Honeywell Thermostats with Redlink are Honeywell's wireless line and there are a few programmable thermostats to choose from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mogy View Post
    Honeywell Thermostats with Redlink are Honeywell's wireless line and there are a few programmable thermostats to choose from.
    I thought all wireless Honeywell thermostats required an Equipment Interface Module wired to the AC. Do they have a thermostat which can be wired to the AC and use the wireless Remote Comfort Control?

    Thanks

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    Any wireless stat would need some kind of interface module at the equipment.

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    This is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro members that have been vetted by the AOPC may post advise, commentary, or ask questions of the OP here.

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    The Honeywell Prestige thermostat can be equipped with a Portable Comfort Control which can function as a wireless thermostat.

    http://yourhome.honeywell.com/home/P...e/Prestige.htm

    They also offer the Wireless FocusPRO thermostat.
    http://yourhome.honeywell.com/home/P...usPRO+6000.htm

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    hepservice, this is the Ask Our Pro's forum, and only Pro members that have been vetted by the AOPC may post advise, commentary or ask questions of the OP here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaldLoonie View Post
    Any wireless stat would need some kind of interface module at the equipment.
    The White Rodgers 1F85RF-275 (discontinued) has the wireless receiver in the thermostat. If the wireless link is lost, the thermostat controls the A/C. If a "interface module" is the only connection to the A/C, what happens when the wireless link fails?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveCoolFl View Post
    The White Rodgers 1F85RF-275 (discontinued) has the wireless receiver in the thermostat. If the wireless link is lost, the thermostat controls the A/C. If a "interface module" is the only connection to the A/C, what happens when the wireless link fails?
    That White Rodgers is a hard wired thermostat, with wireless remote. Its not a wireless thermostat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    That White Rodgers is a hard wired thermostat, with wireless remote. Its not a wireless thermostat.
    Thanks for the clarification in terminology. A hard wired thermostat with a wireless remote is exactly what I want!! Who makes them??

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    The Honeywell Prestige 2.0, or "new" Vision Pro 8000, are hard wired, can be controlled with an optional "portable comfort control", and/or you can average the temperature of up to 6 wireless indoor temperature sensors. You can also add the internet gateway later if you decide you want internet/smart phone control of the system.

    http://www.forwardthinking.honeywell..._products.html
    http://www.forwardthinking.honeywell..._products.html

    The Prestige IAQ 2.0 has more features available, including temperature rise/drop based diagnostics.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark beiser View Post
    The Honeywell Prestige 2.0, or "new" Vision Pro 8000, are hard wired, can be controlled with an optional "portable comfort control", and/or you can average the temperature of up to 6 wireless indoor temperature sensors. You can also add the internet gateway later if you decide you want internet/smart phone control of the system.

    http://www.forwardthinking.honeywell..._products.html
    http://www.forwardthinking.honeywell..._products.html

    The Prestige IAQ 2.0 has more features available, including temperature rise/drop based diagnostics.
    Thank you. The "old" Vision Pro 8000 made no mention of wireless remote. The "new" Vision Pro 8000 is exactly what I think I need.

    Any other companies make wired thermostats with wireless remotes ?

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