I'm a consumer and not an expert, so please forgive me in advance!
I just had a Carrier Infinity ICS furnace (model 58MVC) installed, along with a 2.5 ton Carrier Performance series heat pump (model 25HPA5). Pretty happy with it! Gotta love that tax credit.
For some reason the Infinity thermostat wasn't recommended or installed (not sure why). The Honeywell VisionPro TH8000 was. I'm happy with it, but there are some Infinity features I don't know how to set up properly on it. I'd appreciate any advice.
First: a feature of the furnace is that (in addition to the variable speed blower) it will "deliver a near-continuous flow of warm, heated air" to maintain more consistent temperatures. My question: what should the fan be set on to take advantage of this? There are three options: Auto, On, and Circulate (on every so often to circulate the air).
Second: there is a feature their marketing folks call "ComfortFan" which lets you set the fan speed for that continuous-fan option. Is there a way through my t-stat to set that?
Third: I guess this is a general question. Am I losing access to features of my new Infinity furnace (and the new heat pump) by having this non-Infinity thermostat? I hope not - otherwise I'm not sure why the Infinity t-stat wasn't recommended.
Thanks very much in advance!