I'm trying to decide on a thermostat for a new Amana AMV80 and ASX18 system. I'm looking at the 2-stage capable Honeywell 6000 and 8000 series models but was wondering if there was a difference in how they handle 2 stage heating and cooling. I know the 8000 is "smart" and I think the 6000 is as well, but wanted to make sure. With the 6000 I will loose Circ mode and summer humidity control, but will I loose any 2 stage intelligence?
Also, I assume that my AMV80 and ASX18 will be able to take advantage of tstat controlled staging. Is this a good assumption? I would like to stay in first stage heating and cooling when that is all that is necessary, and want to avoid a timed stage control.
Thanks for any help. I am working with a pro on this, but not sure he is as concerned as I am about the staging issue.