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Old 11-23-2008, 09:16 AM   #1
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I recently bought a new home and replaced the downstairs thermostat with a Honeywell Vision Pro 8000 programmable that I had previously purchased. I have a Goodman ARUF 1824 Heat Pump. I wired the same as the previous thermostat with the following exceptions:
Old: New:
R-Red R/RC-Jumpered - Red
Y- Yellow Y1 - Yellow
W2 - White Aux - White

It seems that the Heat stays on just about all the time now. The thermostat can say 70 and be set to 70 and continue to run for an hour or more before cutting off. It will then come back on in about 15-20 minutes and run for another hour or so.

I have an two units (up and down) and the up unit does not seem to be near as bad.

Could this be my wiring of the new thermostat? Would you recommend another thermostat? Do I need to call a tech to come check the system? Please help!

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Old 11-23-2008, 12:15 PM   #2
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try going into the program mode and adjusting the cycle rate

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Old 11-23-2008, 08:01 PM   #3
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Is it better to increase or decrease the cycles. I increased the original setting from 3 to 5 and the first time it came on, it did not run near as long. I assume I went in the correct direction. Did I just get lucky, or is increasing the best in this situation.
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What is the outdoor temp when it was running all the time.
It might have been better to leave first stage at 3, and then decrease the second stage CPH.
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The temps when it has been running all the time have been upper 20's through mid 30's. I know it has been rather cold for November in NC, but it is strange to me that the system gets to set temp on thermostat and then stays there and runs for a long time.

Beenthere...so your suggestion is to take stage 1 back to 3 and decrease stage 2.
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Yes.
Your at or below outdoor temps that the heat pump can handle the load.
With both the first and second stage/aux set to 3. It will keep the HP running all the time once below balance point. Setting the second stage/aux heat to 2, will cause it to satisfy the heat call with the second stage/aux heat.

Setting first stage to 4, will get you short cycles at mild temps, which isn't good.
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Beenthere...will give it a try. Stage 1 - 3, Stage 2 - 2.

Thanks for the advice.

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