I bought a Honeywell Prestige thermostat with remote outdoor sensor. However the installer's manual is pretty skimpy with respect to menu description and settings.
I want to setup my 2H/1C HP system (w/strip BU) to minimize energy use and maximize equipment lifetime even if some comfort get's sacrificed.
A lot of the options are obvious but here are some questions:
- Code 220 -Compressor cycle rate. Default is 3. Does this simply determine the max. number of times the HP can come on per hour. I'm think of changing this to 2 to reduce number of cycles. Is the tradeoff greater temp swings between cycles? If I set this too low would it trigger aux. heat?
- Code 350 - Compressor lockout. I'm going to choose 25 degrees. I don't see <25 temps too often and below that I'd rather just use 100% strip heating. (save wear on HP??)
- Code 360 - Aux. lockout. I'm planning to start with 45 degrees. My HP will perform fine above these temps even if recovery takes longer by not using strip heating. Anything I'm missing?
- Is there anything else in Setup that I should change from factory default? (other then basic configuration like date, time, type of system)
Background: Rheem 4T RPNE/RSHA w/strip heating, single stage, no zoning, NW Oregon, no add on dehum/no humid eqipment.