I have been searching the web for days for an affordable consumer grade DIY thermostat that allows the user to program the Cooling CPH.
I think I would actually prefer a thermostat that allows you to set Cooling Differential temps. Like if you have the temp setting at 70F....the ac would kick on when the temp hit 71 and ran until the temp hit 69.
If you had a differential setting to 1F.
But I would settle for one that allows 2 cycles per hour cooling.
In the summer (mid 90'sF) it takes 20 minutes for my indoor temperature
to raise 1F. However, my current thermostat cycles 10 min on and 10 min off. So to me that means I am cycling twice as much as i need to. I tested this by letting the ac run its regular cycle and then turned the a/c to OFF to see how long it would take to raise 1F. It took 20 minutes. I then turned the AC back on and it dropped the temp by 1F and shut off in 10 minutes. So i think that is a pretty solid test. I have searched this forum and found a recommendation of TH5110D1006 is supposed to have the 2cph capability.
I see it on the specs for it, but I searched all over for the Setup Function codes and none of them say Cooling Cycles per Hour. There is only one for Heat Cycles Per Hour. Will this setting apply to the AC cooling cph as well?
Any suggestions on thermostats that meet my criteria above?
Either differential of CPH methods.
BTW I also called Honeywell tech support twice and was informed that none of their regular consumer thermostats have the ability to customize Cooling CPH. I was told only the TH8000 models can do this and that they are not sold directly to consumers.