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    Basic 1Heat 1Cool reliable Thermostat

    I知 going to be stocking my truck with a handful of basic 1/1 Programmable Thermostats for AC only split systems w/ electric heat, and wanted to hear some recommendations for reliable & cost effective options.

    Also thinking of purchasing a good basic heat pump thermostat (electric aux heat) without the need for heat pump lockout based on outdoor temperature.

    I appreciate the wisdom & advice of more experienced techs, as I am a 3rd year apprentice venturing into side work with hopes of operating my own business full time in next 5 years.

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    Get a Heat Pump thermostat that has a emergency heat setting, as I believe not all of them have that feature automatically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnergyOasis View Post
    I’m going to be stocking my truck with a handful of basic 1/1 Programmable Thermostats for AC only split systems w/ electric heat, and wanted to hear some recommendations for reliable & cost effective options.

    Also thinking of purchasing a good basic heat pump thermostat (electric aux heat) without the need for heat pump lockout based on outdoor temperature.

    I appreciate the wisdom & advice of more experienced techs, as I am a 3rd year apprentice venturing into side work with hopes of operating my own business full time in next 5 years.
    Im sorry but Side Work as a 3rd year apprentice? Is your current boss training you? Is he aware of your plans?

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    I知 paying for the training at school ($1500/mo) and my boss is allowing my current journeyman to sign off my hours. Our company was bought by a bigger company & the old owner is GM for 5 more years as part of the acquisition. After that 4 of our experienced techs are leaving & Ill be with them.

    I have a 2yr Energy Systems Technology HVAC degree from a very good school & Im a great troubleshooter as I致e worked in Industrial Maintenance & Construction my whole life. I own all my own tools & truck as well.


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    Honeywell t4 or t6. Get a 2 heat 1 cool stat and that will get you through 90% of your calls.


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    i like the T4 and the Emerson series 80
    The last one is for when i replace stat for property managers, cheap and so far no issues
    Visit our website at www.airconcomfortcooling.com

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    I like the looks of Emerson 80 for homeowners on a budget. Would you opt for the programmable style for truck stock or no?


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    I知 Honeywell wherever I go. Yes 2 stage heat for heat pump

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    So far the Honeywell T4 Series
    TH4210U2002
    and the Emerson (White Rodgers) 80 Series 1F85U-22PR
    seem like great universal truck stock options.


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    [QUOTE=EnergyOasis;25838860]I like the looks of Emerson 80 for homeowners on a budget. Would you opt for the programmable style for truck stock or no?

    Never tried the programmable, just the 1h1c manual, i have 3 in stock on my van all the time
    Visit our website at www.airconcomfortcooling.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnergyOasis View Post
    So far the Honeywell T4 Series
    TH4210U2002
    and the Emerson (White Rodgers) 80 Series 1F85U-22PR
    seem like great universal truck stock options.


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    i also use the model 1F85U-22NP non programmable. screen is 5" instead of 4.5. nice one
    Visit our website at www.airconcomfortcooling.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnergyOasis View Post
    I知 going to be stocking my truck with a handful of basic 1/1 Programmable Thermostats for AC only split systems w/ electric heat, and wanted to hear some recommendations for reliable & cost effective options.

    Also thinking of purchasing a good basic heat pump thermostat (electric aux heat) without the need for heat pump lockout based on outdoor temperature.

    I appreciate the wisdom & advice of more experienced techs, as I am a 3rd year apprentice venturing into side work with hopes of operating my own business full time in next 5 years.
    Howdy from another third year apprentice who wants to ultimately go out on my own.

    I am a honeywell loyalist. So I vote t4 and t6 for truck stock we only use the wifi t6 I have never seen a non wifi and I have heard of problems with the series 4 and 5 non wifi t6.
    I love the t10 for high end residential and certain commercial applications.
    The IAQ prestige is amazing but too expensive for most applications in my market.
    I don't like the old 3000 and 5000 and such but they do work fine.

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    Pro1 701 for Straight AC and Heat.
    Pro1 721 for Heat pump with Emergency heat.
    Can hardwired to use power from furnace/airhandler's transformer.
    Battery as a back-up.Homeowner easily replace the batteries by themselves.

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