My understanding is that there is just the one true modulating thermostat that your dealer can install for you; all the others are one- or two-stage. But another post, "bryant evolution vs trane xv vs rheem Mod" has contractors speculating that a nifty, White-Rodgers Thermostat will be coming out soon.Originally posted by bydabeach
I'm a little confused on the proper thermostat for the Rheem/Ruud mod furnace. Is there only one thermostat that will work with this furnace? Will the Vision Pro work? We have spec'd our new home to have a Rheem/Ruud Mod Furnace and AC with modulating thermostat, but I didn't specify which one. Thanks in advance for your help.
In my opinon, other than the modulating output (which is a big deal, granted), the current thermostat is a bit of a dud. It is ugly. It is not so user friendly. It looks ahead just one hour, so in cold climates like mine, the furnace struggles with a large setabck to make my house come to temperature when I want it (e.g., I have had to set it for 5am to get my house to desired temp before 7am). It doesn't have features like a change-filter reminder or humidistat. Heck, it doesn't even tell you what level of heat it is calling for... I'd at least like to see the display tell me that the furnace is actually modulating. There is a rather obscure feature to manually set the furnace modulation to a certain level, but I fail to see how this is useful to an avergae homeowner.