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Old 01-13-2012, 02:33 PM   #1
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Which Honeywell Thermostat to purchase?


My mother is getting a new York TM9V gas-fired furnace with AC. The York is a variable speed, 2-stage unit. I'm thinking the Honeywell VisionPro 8000 (model # th8321ui1006) would be best with this system; correct?

Model info for the York has:
"Two stage heating operation includes two stage gas valve,
two stage inducer operation and variable speed ECM
blower operation.
Adjustable delay timer allows two stage
operation with a single stage thermostat."

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My mother is getting a new York TM9V gas-fired furnace with AC.
What did the HVAC pro doing the install recommend be used?
If different... is there some reason you don't like their choice?

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Hi Bob,

I'm not sure about your mother but my parents like simple. They'd rather have something they can touch, and have some feedback, rather than a touchpad and lots of information.

Something like the RTH7500D. Still 7 day programmable and does support 2 stage heat/cool.

They can hit the button to raise the temp easily, turn the fan on/off, or "hold" the temp, no glasses needed.
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I'm not sure about your mother but my parents like simple. <--Excellent Point

Something like the RTH7500D. They can hit the button to raise the temp easily, turn the fan on/off, or "hold" the temp, no glasses needed.
and at $40... it's a bargain too!
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Guys,
Thanks for the advice. The tech hasn't recommended one yet; I'm just planning ahead and know I can get it for a bunch less then he'll charge her.
Looks like the 7500 is the better option for all the reasons provided.
I appreciate the help!
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The Honeywell IAQ would be a better choice with that system.

It looks like the TH8320 but offers better humidity control when used with a variable speed furnace.
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I agree with the other posts..get the LARGEST AND SIMPLEST that will work properly.
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The IAQ is larger and the display is much easier to read. They are both simple to operate. The IAQ is more work to install and will cost more.
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The IAQ is larger and the display is much easier to read. They are both simple to operate. The IAQ is more work to install and will cost more.
And if she also has central A/C, the IAQ thermostat when set up right, will help maintain lower humidity in the summer.
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An update: I ordered the RTH7500D yesterday before I got the follow-on suggestions. I can return it if need be.
Since she really won't fiddle with the thermostat once it is set up to match her schedule, how well it works with the furnace and AC system is likely important.
So, should I order the Honeywell VisionPro 8000 (model # th8321u1006) or perhaps a White Rogers 1F85-277 or 1F85-275 or something else?
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Personally I find the Honeywell Vision Pros which is also part of the IAQ pkg to be hard to read especially in bright sunlight and you have to tap the screen fairly hard or use a stylus to press the icons. Not a huge issue for you but if she wants to change anything it may be frustrating. The White Rodgers of the later 2 are the most user friendly IMO and their True Blue easy readers are a lot more easy to see but just as complicated as the Hwells. Need a fairly experienced tech to properly setup an IAQ system and they are quite rare with those units. You may also find that if the furnace has any problems the installer will blame the tstat or IAQ system and rightfully so if he does not know what he is doing or wants to duck out of the problem. A more basic tsat eliminates any of those problems.

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