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    Tstat choice

    Renovating, and to replace an old gas furnace we are installing a new Trane air handler (2TEC3F36B1000A) and BAYHTR1415BRKB heat strips.
    [no heat pump, just standard 3-ton A/C unit outside]

    Any thoughts as to controling the stages of the heater element?
    We are looking at the
    Honeywell RTH7500D
    or
    White Rogers 1F95-377

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    why not a heatpump

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    Wow... You are going from gas to electric heat, I"ll feel sorry for you when you get your eletric bill for month of Jan.

    As said, why not heat pump? It'll be cheaper to run than all electric!

    I'd look into a REAL Honeywell T-stat, VisionPro TH8320 if you opt out to do electric heat only.

    If you go heat pump with variable speed, then Honeywell IAQ.

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    that heat strip will pull around 50 amps hope you dont use it much

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    hp

    Get a heat pump please. youll be happier in the long run.

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    As others have said, you really want a matching Trane heat pump outside. The heat strips will use a lot of electricity. Unless you live in somewhere with a warm climate all year and won't really be using the electric heat strips that often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mayguy View Post
    Wow... You are going from gas to electric heat, I"ll feel sorry for you when you get your eletric bill for month of Jan.

    As said, why not heat pump? It'll be cheaper to run than all electric!

    I'd look into a REAL Honeywell T-stat, VisionPro TH8320 if you opt out to do electric heat only.

    If you go heat pump with variable speed, then Honeywell IAQ.
    Totally agree, i love the visionpro stats and thats basicly all i install now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles_112 View Post
    Renovating, and to replace an old gas furnace we are installing a new Trane air handler (2TEC3F36B1000A) and BAYHTR1415BRKB heat strips.
    [no heat pump, just standard 3-ton A/C unit outside]

    Any thoughts as to controling the stages of the heater element?
    We are looking at the
    Honeywell RTH7500D
    or
    White Rogers 1F95-377
    we all hope you live next to the equator, that way you wont need your heater!



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    Thank you ALL for your input. I appreciate your concern and it reinforces my own belief changing the rest of the way to heat pump would be cheaper in the long run.

    Living in central Arkansas, it is still in the 70s by day, and 40s at night. We haven't had a really bad winter since I got back from the other side of the globe.

    We had counsel from a Trane parts supplier that this would be the best for us...that the BAYHTR heat strips are just like the standard electric heater elements in all electric units.

    We will look to add a heatpump to the air handler.

    Again, thank you all for your concern, candor, and helpful words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles_112 View Post
    We will look to add a heatpump to the air handler.
    Charles:

    The heat pump takes the place of the condenser (outside unit). It is not in the air handler. You either buy a heat pump condenser or a straight air conditioning condenser (one or the other).

    Best to you.

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