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    Post Humidity Assisted Thermostat - Recommendation

    I am considering having my thermostat replaced with a "humidity assisted thermostat".

    My definition of an energy assisted thermostat is a thermostat which turns on the AC/HP according to temperature (only) and runs until the temperature is at the desired level. If the humidity set point is lower than the actual humidity, then the AC/HP will continue to run until the humidity is within range or the temperature is X degrees lower than the set point.

    I have read the manual for the Honeywell TH8321 which will lower the temperature by 3 degrees if the humidity criteria is not met. I wonder if 3 degrees is too much.

    I would like feedback from anyone who has experience with any models of "humidity assisted thermostats".

    Thanks,
    Dave

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    Do you have a variable speed blower?

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    The temp drop is up to 3. It can also be restricted to 1, or 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaldLoonie View Post
    Do you have a variable speed blower?
    No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    The temp drop is up to 3. It can also be restricted to 1, or 2.
    Thanks, beenthere. I only have user's manual for the TH8321. I assume that data is in the installer's manual. The ability to restrict the temperature drop is a BIG plus.

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    Yes, that is in the install manuals.
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    Do any of the Honeywell's have energy monitoring capabilities? One of the quotes I'm reviewing calls for a new Honeywell (not sure of model) but I'd like to be able to see how many hours the 2-stage furnace is running in each mode, likewise for the a/c.

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